John Cornall Antiques UK https://www.johncornallantiques.com/ Dealing in importing and exporting antique country furniture, antique painted pine, painted furniture, rustic furniture, Russian antiques, European antiques, folk art, antique textiles, 20th century art decoration from across the UK and Europe. Struwwelpeter or Shock-Headed Peter Sloven Child Portrait https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/struwwelpeter-or-shockheaded-peter-sloven-child-portrait-22-0-refno-872.html Struwwelpeter or Shock-Headed Peter was a character in a series of childrens rhymes written and illustrated by a Frankfurt doctor Heinrich Hoffman in the 1840s Peter is pictured on a pedestal as a parody of a great general or worthy Look at him there he standsthe sloven i declare Never once has combed his hair Anything to me is sweeter Than to see Shock-Headed Peter Hoffman was a superviser in lunatic asylums his thoroughly non-pc tales record the unfortunate fates of nasty children and capture a spirit of the times in their empathy for the subversive and through their implied interest in child psychology the outsider and the social outcast Hofmanns vivid characters quickly became part of folklore and this work whether a real portrait or an illustration of a literary character is work of folk art or outsider art that embodies this zeitgeistIt is an oil on card attached to a paper board an inscription in Hungarian is on the reverse and it was purchased from the house of an art collector in Hungary 872 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/struwwelpeter-or-shock-headed-peter-sloven-child-portrait-872-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 039Self Portrait in Studio039 British School https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/and039self-portrait-in-studioand039-british-school-27-0-refno-4261.html Self-portraits are often interesting a chance for the painter to reflect on themselves and their craft and they often tell us much about attitudes to painting and life of the period Here the themes are characteristically Romantic ie of the time Two life-styles are contrasted that of the well-fed burgher in the painting within the painting with son and loving wife then that of the artist himself solitary pale slightly distrained in appearance burning the midnight oil as he toils away at his dull commissionIn these works you often see statuary in the background to indicate a classical training and discipline Here though is a more mysterious quotbundlequot human-like mis-shaped and covered in swaddling bands A shroud Something dead Not quite dead Or yet to be born It039s almost sinister and brings a Gothic element to the night-time scene a typically period sense of the artist as an obsessive a quester in the darkness seeking out mysteries that lie beyond the edge of the Reason This is an oil on canvas in frame various old labels to reverse give clues as to the artist and provenance an old gallery sales card reads 03919th century English School Portrait of an Artist at Work039 4261 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/self-portrait-in-studio-british-school-28-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Pre 1900 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotA Spinney Painswickquot by Alfred Thornton https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/a-spinney-painswick-by-alfred-thornton-27-0-refno-3813.html An original pencil and brown wash watercolour sketch of Gloucestershire landscape by artist Alfred Thornton 1863-1939 dating to around the beginning of the century It is signed and has impressive label on the back of the original and very high quality for the time cased frame The label gives us the title of the work in the hand of the artist his address apparently the owner039s name amp address quotRudge Housequot in Painswick and the address of the framer in Hamstead Rd Camden the same framer used by Walter Sickert who Thornton knew A proto-Modernist now barely known Thornton was educated at the Slade had associations with Euston Rd and Fitzroy painting groups had travelled in France for example with Roger Fry - in his later yrs was mostly associated with the Cheltenham-Stroud area and at the time this work was done this area was a mecca for ruralist philosophers poets furniture makers and so on A nice find which could easily be in the Tate archives 3813 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/a-spinney-painswick-by-alfred-thornton-34-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotBy the Gatequot by Sarkady Oil on Board https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/by-the-gate-by-sarkady-oil-on-board-22-0-refno-3886.html Some 10 years ago knowing my interest in primitive and nave art a friend drove me out to a village in the Hungarian countryside to visit the aged local painter Sarkady in his studio I bought a few small oils on board including this one Some things you buy go straight on for sale and other items often art works you feel you need to think about or something or whatever amp for no clear reason they get stored or quotrackedquot - digging this work out of storage today a village scene at night with a man smoking a pipe on a bench by the tall gates there is a distinct impression that this painting has improved in time and increased in interest like a wine It is leant against the wall alongside a Weight and does not look out of place 3886 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/by-the-gate-by-sarkady-oil-on-board-53-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Paintings, EuropePaintings Post 1900 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotFour Seasonsquot Painted Clock Face amp Movement https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/four-seasons-painted-clock-face-and-movement-10-0-refno-3861.html Painting on long case clock faces is now an acknowledged branch of folk art - it began in the latter part of the 18th century when metal faces replaced brass and anonymous artists in places like Birmingham and Manchester specialised in the job This is a good narrative example from the age of James Thomson Scott and Keats - in each corner is depicted a female personification of the season with charming details including a skater tumbling on ice On the top piece there is a witty reflection on Time which would have amused the cottagers who owned this piece as an amorous quotRob Royquot figure startles his dog in his bid to quotseize the dayquotWith a little research the name of the artist here could be identified 3861 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/four-seasons-painted-clock-face-and-movement-2-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotProcessionquot by Russian painter https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/procession-by-russian-painter-27-0-refno-2655.html An oil on canvas by Russian post impressionist style artist from the period of pereistroika showing what appears to be a possibly symbolic funeral procession in the grounds of an orthodox church and mauseleom A colourist piece with greens and olive greens mingling with chalky whites and subtle orange and pink high notesArtist name is quotSokolvyquot and various labels to reverse in Cyrllic 2655 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/procession-by-russian-painter-15-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 210 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotSunset Over Thames Londonquot Oil on Canvas https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/sunset-over-thames-london-oil-on-canvas-27-0-refno-4093.html A good nicely sized and original oil on canvas depicting bridge over Thames at sunset with boats and red London bus this view a Modern classic done in earlier times by Monet Whistler etc but here in an impasto style that was a popular amongst avant-garde painters in the post-War period Oil on canvas laid onto heavy oak frame and board 4093 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/sunset-over-thames-london-oil-on-canvas-38-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotThe Blue Boyquot Welsh Primitive Oil on Canvas https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/the-blue-boy-welsh-primitive-oil-on-canvas-10-0-refno-4217.html A charming folk art primitive small oil on canvas in sentiment and dress suggesting late 18th century mother and child quother true delightquot to quote from Wordsworth039s 039Lyrical Ballads039 it is unlined original condition without frame Fresh period colours the rich blacks the apple green shawl that distinctive blue the keynote 4217 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/the-blue-boy-welsh-primitive-oil-on-canvas-24-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE quotThe Diecastersquot oil on canvas by LFHerbert https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/the-diecasters-oil-on-canvas-by-lfherbert-27-0-refno-3903.html A good painting by the Oxford poet and painter LF Herbert nicely framed and titled quotThe Diecastersquot Herbert painted in a wide range of subject matters from mythological Christian religious landscape still life and here we see him in romantic working class mode showing an appreciation of the team-work and fortitude required by skilled labouring men working in the dangerous environment of the furnace pouring heavy molten alloy metals into large square dies Furnaces apart the painting has a warmth and sensuality and themes similar to those found in DH Lawrence039s work are explored these are quotThe Diecastersquot the figures are not individualised but achieve identity and selfhood through the annulment of their selves in this infernal yet brotherly employment 3903 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/the-diecasters-oil-on-canvas-by-lfherbert-38-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 18th cent Marriage Armoire with Flowers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/18th-cent-marriage-armoire-with-flowers-7-0-refno-2707.html A very good condition two door painted pine armoire made for marriage original folk painting and carviong baroque scroll to cornice drawer to bottom has hooks to interior but we can also shelve on request 2707 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/18th-cent-marriage-armoire-with-flowers-44-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Big CupboardsArmoiresEurope 2650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 18th cent Masonic Ritual Glass Vase https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-glass/18th-cent-masonic-ritual-glass-vase-29-0-refno-1092.html An unusual antique hand-blown decorative two-handled glass vase with carved symbols of the sun and sash curtains falling from a pointed pediment that both suggest masonic symbolism 1092 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/18th-cent-masonic-ritual-glass-vase-1092-TH.jpg Glass, 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 18th cent Polychrome Carved Saint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/18th-cent-polychrome-carved-saint-12-0-refno-1287.html A small carved figure of a female saint from Spain probably 18th cent Wood carved and polychrome 1287 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/18th-cent-polychrome-carved-saint-1287-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 385 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 19th cent quotNativity Scenequot Oil on Canvas https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/paintings-pre-1900/19th-cent-nativity-scene-oil-on-canvas-27-35-refno-3594.html This is Romania039s version of the Victorian narrative style of painting a sweet and appealing original large scale oil on canvas of the nativity scene The painting is in good condition and does not need re-stretching just a light clean perhaps - the original gilded and gessoed frame has suffered from damp as you can see 3594 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/19th-cent-nativity-scene-oil-on-canvas-11-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 19th Century Commode in Hungarian Ash https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/19th-century-commode-in-hungarian-ash-6-0-refno-4208.html A 19th century Central European three drawer commode with hardwood veneering in what is probably Hungarian ash a type of ash wood that was famed for it039s decorative strong grain patterning it gives this chest a neat balance of expressivity and character alongside the formal restraint of the neo-classical proportions 4208 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/19th-century-commode-in-hungarian-ash-53-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 1250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 25 l Hand Blown Glass Jars https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/25-l-hand-blown-glass-jars-12-0-refno-392.html Continental hand blown glass jars antique reproduction made in traditional way 1015 17 and tall 25 l and in clear blue brown and green Available in single or bulk trade order 392 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/25-l-hand-blown-glass-jars-392-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 32 l and 50 l Glass Ballon Jars https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/32-l-and-50-l-glass-ballon-jars-12-0-refno-391.html Continental hand made glass using traditional techniques Antique reproductions in clear blue brown or green For bulk orders at trade prices please enquire 391 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/32-l-and-50-l-glass-ballon-jars-391-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE 4 x Folk Art Decorated Funerary Hearts https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/4-x-folk-art-decorated-funerary-hearts-22-0-refno-3421.html These hand forged and ancient looking pieces were made to commemorate the dead often hearts with punched and incised decoration and often including the name or initials of the deceased - these were nailed to the wooden crosses found in the old Hungarian graveyards as a token of affection and memory The tall abstract Hungarian wooden tomb monument is a key motif of Hungarian folklore but most are now lost ruined and destroyed through time These pieces came from a private collection 3421 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/4-x-folk-art-decorated-funerary-hearts-2-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 110 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE African Trade Sign with Heads on Blue Ground https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/african-trade-sign-with-heads-on-blue-ground-22-0-refno-4788.html A good and signed example of African late 20th century popular or street art a trade sign for a hair salon the simplification and strong but lively design in bold attractive colours reminds me somewhat of Alex Katzs portrait paintings There are some bad later versions of this sort of thing but I think this one is a classic early example 4788 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/african-trade-sign-with-heads-on-blue-ground-1583917729-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE African Tribal Sculpture of Crocodile https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/african-tribal-sculpture-of-crocodile-12-0-refno-1983.html A neatly simplified sculpture of a crocodile from Cameroon carved and painted Traditional rather than tourist art and early 20th centuryCame from private collection Hardwood Traces of feathers on this piece when found re-inforced the suggestion that this was used for ritual or kitchen purposes 1983 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/african-tribal-sculpture-of-crocodile-44-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Anitque Hand Woven Woollen Blanket https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/anitque-hand-woven-woollen-blanket-22-0-refno-4570.html An older one of these with gorgeous faded and natural colours a heavy hemp linen and woollen blanket hand woven Hutsul from the mountains in the Western Ukraine Great as bed throw 4570 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/anitque-hand-woven-woollen-blanket-1571744656-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Textiles, Europe 240 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Rustique Metal Garden Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/antique-rustique-metal-garden-bench-2-0-refno-2304.html A 19th century French antique metal garden bench with faux rustique design thick wooden seat re-decorated in off white Seen at auction 1000 plus price range 2304 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-rustique-metal-garden-bench-29-TH.jpg Benches, Garden, 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Bronze Buddha https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-bronze-buddha-22-0-refno-4835.html An antique bronze buddha with nice wear and patina possibly from Laos - the yoga or meditational position adopted in this representation of the Buddha is called the gesture of fearlessness and originates in an early form of Buddhism 4835 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-bronze-buddha-1586161790-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Carpenters Table or Work Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/antique-carpenters-table-or-work-bench-15-0-refno-4810.html A good condition antique work bench or carpenters table pine and hardwood with traces of original green paintOften the vice section of these table juts out - in this case it doesnt and this means the piece works well as a side table Untouched original condition Solid 4810 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-carpenters-table-or-work-bench-1584700396-TH.jpg Tables, ServerConsoleSofa Table 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Carpenters Work Bench in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/antique-carpenters-work-bench-in-original-paint-15-0-refno-4880.html An antique oak and pine carpenters work bench with traces of original blue paint on double trestle base and with two original wooden vices 4880 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-carpenters-work-bench-in-original-paint-1588842337-TH.jpg Tables, Kitchen IslandCentre Tables 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Carved Folk Art Peg Rack https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-carved-folk-art-peg-rack-22-0-refno-3450.html A stupendous painted and carved peg rack or hook rack carved from solid pine A great example of old European folk art but useful too 3450 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-carved-folk-art-peg-rack-58-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 180 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Carved Wooden Saddle https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-carved-wooden-saddle-22-0-refno-4813.html One of the more fascinating objects to be found in the mountainous regions of Eastern Europe sometimes in Romania or the Ukraine are wooden saddles with a distinctly Mongolian look They are all the more interesting for their chip carved decoration and sculptural form which is extremely ancient and as has been noted by the more than one scholar or collector has affinities with decoration on pottery found in this region in the Bronze AgeIt is plausible that the manufacture of these saddles was tradition bound and as you can find with some other artefacts and dress from these parts of Europe has remained unchanged for many hundreds of yearsThis one is very good condition and the carving is quite delicate or fine and this suggest Hucul the tribe - it also has well preserved leather additions 4813 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-carved-wooden-saddle-1584702026-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 180 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Chest in Pale Stone https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/antique-chest-in-pale-stone-6-0-refno-2673.html An oak chest in Biedermeier style in pale stone colour 2673 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-chest-in-pale-stone-27-TH.JPG Chest of Drawers, 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Club Armchair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/antique-club-armchair-5-0-refno-1608.html A voluminous clubby armchair late VictorianFor recovering or retain blue velvet cloth Frame and stuffing generally soundOriginal casters to front Usable and comfortable 1608 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-club-armchair-5-TH.jpg Chairs, 350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Coffer in Original Blue Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/antique-coffer-in-original-blue-paint-2-0-refno-4819.html A very old long wooden pegged box in original blue amp brown paint probably dating to around 1800 We have listed this as a bench as well as a box as it could function as either in hallway end of bed etc 4819 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-coffer-in-original-blue-paint-1585049116-TH.jpg Benches, Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Coptic Folk Painting on Linen https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-coptic-folk-painting-on-linen-22-0-refno-936.html There is a long-standing tradition of painting on linen in Ethiopia and often paintings were attached to the inner walls of buildings especially churches to stunning effect Local master painters continued their practice well into the twentieth century and the subject matter of the painters wd later include secular as well as Christian religious themes This long painting on an strip of cloth of evident age is skilfully painted and narrates a historical village scene that further research would no doubt elucidate The colours are typically vibrant but harmonious and it works well in an abstract ecorative sense A self-conscious national folk art of this kind continues to this day and comparisons to those works produced now and in recent times for the tourist airport market re-assures one of the skill and authenticity of this example 936 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-coptic-folk-painting-on-linen-936-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Country Armchair in Vibrant Original Red Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/antique-country-armchair-in-vibrant-original-red-paint-5-0-refno-4776.html A pine and hardwood country made arm-chair in a an arts and craft style in form resembling the reclining armchairs of Stickley Whats different and makes it quintessentially country Irish is the deep red paintYou can imagine in this instance a country joiner saw a modern chair in the window of a shop in town and was pleasantly surprised he felt an affinity it was his sort of thing simple honest open construction amp comfortable looking he decided to make one for himself in his workshop with his humble tools The irony which probably passed him by was that he was translating to source the very design amp manufacture of the chair he was copying was itself originally inspired by the craftsmanship of his forbears or at least the idea of that in the minds of the urban educated fin-de-siecle arts and crafts theorists like Morris Stickley Lloyd Wright etc 4776 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-country-armchair-in-vibrant-original-red-paint-1583490927-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Dance Mask from Tibet https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/europe/antique-dance-mask-from-tibet-22-27-refno-4597.html Large and impressive antique carved wooden mask from Central Himalayas monks would dance with these and they would be supported on wooden poles for which there is a slot to the reverse Nice patina The carvings of skulls around the forehead represent mortality and acceptance of limitations the 5 remembrances of Buddhist teaching 4597 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-dance-mask-from-tibet-1572458499-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 270 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Decorative Metal Table amp Chairs https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/antique-decorative-metal-table-and-chairs-12-0-refno-3277.html A decorative metal table and three decorative metal chairs with the feel of an old Greek caf found in a mountain villageTraces of old blue and white paint Table is 80 high x 81cmChairs are 97 h x 39 wide or deep and the seat height is 46cmItems are clearly aged in their finish but sound and usableand of course could be re-finished if required 3277 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-decorative-metal-table-and-chairs-0-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Garden, 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Decorative Painted Pine Chest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/antique-decorative-painted-pine-chest-6-0-refno-2665.html A terrific decorative 19th century painted pine 5 drawer chest with full columns and bold classical detailing to drawer fronts Superb condition and quality of manufacture - built to last 2665 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-decorative-painted-pine-chest-58-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Ebonised Rib-Cage or Skeleton Chair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/antique-ebonised-ribcage-or-skeleton-chair-5-0-refno-4443.html If you like the quirky or collect unusual chairs then here is an unusual piece a late Victorian or Edwardian chair with rib-cage design to back rest a so-called skeleton or witchs chair Recently re-upholstered in suitable cobweb design material 4443 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-ebonised-rib-cage-or-skeleton-chair-4-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Folk Art Carved amp Painted Hook Rack https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-folk-art-carved-and-painted-hook-rack-22-0-refno-4747.html An appealing decorative painted and carved wooden board with original metal hooks Useful for kitchen or hallwayfor mugs or keys etc Typical almost tribal abstract decoration one finds at the eastern edges of Europe where old traditions persisted 4747 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-folk-art-carved-and-painted-hook-rack-1582540520-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Folk Art Carved Christ Figure https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-folk-art-carved-christ-figure-22-0-refno-4545.html A small carved and painted wooden figure of Christ Lovely wear and patina - see the tool marks to the reverse 4545 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-folk-art-carved-christ-figure-1571053132-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Folk Painted Salt Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-folk-painted-salt-box-22-0-refno-4491.html A small salt box or spice box or everyday box oak with painted floral folk decoration This could sit on desk or counter top or hang 4491 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-folk-painted-salt-box-1568274101-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 110 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Folk Painting on Glass https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-folk-painting-on-glass-22-0-refno-4474.html A very good reverse painted icon on glass from Romania typically colourful amp naive rendering of the subject These older works were done by master craftsmen or women This one probably from Oltenia In very good condition with original frame and with original pine backboards 4474 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-folk-painting-on-glass-1566988809-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Fruitwood Counter Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-fruitwood-counter-table-22-0-refno-4039.html A fantastic example of a Central European counter table or shepherd039s pay table it could be the best one you will ever see These tables are for dining in a wealthy peasant farmhouse but were also used as a head shepherd039s till and pay station There is a drawer and the top slides open to an interior compartment but this can be locked with the key What makes this example particularly exceptional is the very heavy walnut top which is over 2quot thick and a two-man lift The condition is also very good - normally these tables have replacement parts this one not it is all there A similar but inferior example came up at auction at Sotheby039s Olympia in 2003 with an estimate of between 5 to 8000 at the time up to 12000 euros The height at 30quot is perfect for sitting around These types of tables are often awkward but here the over-hang all around is substantial and accommodating For an alpine or holiday chalet or smaller country residence this table could be an ideal diner compact but with the quality of the best big refectory table you might see 4039 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-fruitwood-counter-table-0-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Tables, DiningFarmhouseEurope 3650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Glazed Stove Tile with Tulip amp Compass Circles https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-glazed-stove-tile-with-tulip-and-compass-circles-22-0-refno-4882.html A decorative glazed corner stove tile from Central Transylvania the tulip indicates this is of Hungarian ethnic origin and the stylised form of the flower is just like those that appear on boxes and benches from the region at around this time in each corner are the tile are rosettes or compass circles also devies associated with good fortune and averting ill 4882 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-glazed-stove-tile-with-tulip-and-compass-circles-1589190884-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 110 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Herdsmans Cap https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-herdsmans-cap-22-0-refno-4569.html Antique Herdsmans Cap 4569 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-herdsmans-cap-1571744399-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Textiles, Europe 80 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Map of France https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/antique-map-of-france-12-0-refno-1160.html Original antique Map of France from circa 1800 fully restored mounted and framed in high quality reproduction Hogarth frame 1160 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-map-of-france-1160-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 225 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Map of Spain and Portugal https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/antique-map-of-spain-and-portugal-12-0-refno-1157.html An original antique map of Spain and Portugal restored mounted and framed in quality reproduction Hogarth frame 1157 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-map-of-spain-and-portugal-1157-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 225 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Marriage Chest with Cornucopia amp Flowers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-marriage-chest-with-cornucopia-and-flowers-18-0-refno-4397.html A superb quality antique folk painted dowry or marriage box painted pine dating to around 1820 These boxes come from the Austrian Empire as it was then the region around the city of Pardubice in Northern Bohemia in present day Czech Republic The characteristic blue ground patterning is said to imitate the light and shadow of poplar leaves and the flowers very delicately painted here reflect the meadows of the surrounding countryside The cornucopia in the central front panel is a particularly nice detail borrowed from the repertoire of the Rococo A very good condition piece that came recently from a significant private collection 4397 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-marriage-chest-with-cornucopia-and-flowers-52-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Neo-Classical Painted Pine Armoire https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/antique-neoclassical-painted-pine-armoire-7-0-refno-4030.html A terrific decorative armoire painted pine with classical detailing this is a knock-down piece so comes apart and therefore suitable for siting upstairs as well as down - has cubby holes to left side and interior of 53 internal depth 4030 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-neo-classical-painted-pine-armoire-38-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Big CupboardsArmoires 950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Oak Prep or Side Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-oak-prep-or-side-table-22-0-refno-4643.html An oak table single plank oak legs very good condition used as a work table originally could be a prep or side table Good condition Unwaxed as is 4643 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-oak-prep-or-side-table-1575025753-TH.JPG Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Painted Pine Box for Military Chest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-painted-pine-box-for-military-chest-18-0-refno-4299.html A metal bound and pine box with usefully two doors opening to the front The blue grey colouring in clean if distressed original condition is really decorativeThis is one of a pair and they were used to transport a military or campaign chest of drawers for an officer - these chests broke down into two halvesThe stencilled words on the top indicate that this piece was bound for or originating from Fermoy a huge British Army barracks town that was established in the 19th century in Co Cork in Ireland - officers stationed here fought in the Boer and 1st World Wars before the place was abandoned then burned out in the 1920s following Irish Independence So these boxes may well have seen some historyWe have cleaned them and kept them unwaxed but they could be waxed The colour unlike in most blanket boxes is on the back as well as front the doors offer useful storage without making them unsuitable as coffee table or side piece 4299 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-painted-pine-box-for-military-chest-38-TH.JPG Boxes, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Painted Pine Custom Build Bookcase https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-bookcases-shelves/antique-painted-pine-custom-build-bookcase-14-0-refno-4803.html An elegant tall glazed bookcase made from antique pine doors below and above with shelves - we can also customise the painted finish 4803 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-painted-pine-custom-build-bookcase-1584612389-TH.jpg BookcasesShelves, 1850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Patchwork Quilt with Star https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/antique-patchwork-quilt-with-star-10-0-refno-1240.html A good sized patchwork quilt with large star motifThe design reverberates cleverly like a piece of 1960s op-art or a Frank Stella A large useful size to use as bedspread A couple of loosepieces and frays 1240 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-patchwork-quilt-with-star-1240-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, 330 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Peasant Table with Compass Circles https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-peasant-table-with-compass-circles-22-0-refno-4837.html A rare traditional low peasant table in original paint with carved compass circles amp other traditional abstract designs This type of table in form amp decoration was of ancient provenance amp much folklore surrounds you can read that these tables were even called birthing tables This one has walnut top and base made of beech amp pine Good lamp or side table height 4837 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-peasant-table-with-compass-circles-1586254841-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Tables, EuropeSide tableLamp tableMisc 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine and Oak Coffee Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/antique-pine-and-oak-coffee-table-15-0-refno-3824.html The typical Central European farmhouse table were like this off-square and like this with a sliding top revealing compartments within and like this one was able to be locked at rear opposite the drawer This one is obviously cut down to make a coffee or cocktail table the top is thick scrubbed and waxed pine and the base a mix of pine and oak and all has a lovely rich colour and condition 3824 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-and-oak-coffee-table-15-TH.jpg Tables, Coffee table 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine and Zinc Fridge Cabinet https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/antique-pine-and-zinc-fridge-cabinet-7-0-refno-2695.html An antique fridge cabinet very good condition painted pine with metal zinc interior and shelving 2695 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-and-zinc-fridge-cabinet-30-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Small Cupboards 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Box with Decorative Metalwork https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-pine-box-with-decorative-metalwork-18-0-refno-2204.html Stylistic affinities of decorative metalwork on boxes are found from the Baltic right the way down into Western Ukraine and seem to follow ancient trade routes going back to Viking timesThis antique pine box or trunk has neat compact size original paint with just the right amount of wear and unusual Scandanavian type decorative metalwork 2204 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-box-with-decorative-metalwork-59-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Clevy or Spit Rack with Pot Board https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/antique-pine-clevy-or-spit-rack-with-pot-board-10-0-refno-4366.html A substantial and rare piece of Irish folk art originally a spit rack and with a shelf for sponge ware and pots and in original red paint nicely fire blackened From private collection 4366 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-clevy-or-spit-rack-with-pot-board-12-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 365 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Coffer Settle with Panels https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/antique-pine-coffer-settle-with-panels-2-0-refno-2816.html An antique pine bench with box compartment a box bench or coffer settle Unusual form and almost like a boxSmart mid grey colour with panels to both front and sides No arms so makes this more suitable alongside a table to dine Quite high in seat but this could be adjusted easily Or it would fit in a hall nicely 2816 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-coffer-settle-with-panels-34-TH.jpg Benches, Boxes, 350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Dresser Base in Original White Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/antique-pine-dresser-base-in-original-white-paint-6-0-refno-4842.html A practical and decorative antique pine dresser base with its original white paint seven drawers and a cupboard A thick pine counter top with backboard This is 99cm high The counter is 88cm high A good model being not so deep as the typical and later Victorian forms 4842 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-dresser-base-in-original-white-paint-1586423950-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, DressersDresser Bases, 1050 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Marriage Box with Folk Painting https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-pine-marriage-box-with-folk-painting-18-0-refno-4442.html An antique pine trunk or coffer in very good condition with attractive brown grain painting and blue white and green flower painted panels to front it is also inscribed to the owner a Janos Manzel and dated 1883 We often think of marriage furniture as being only inscribed to the bride but here we see it was also customary for the groom to have personalised furniture for his Sunday best and keepsakes 4442 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-marriage-box-with-folk-painting-19-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Marriage Box with St Barbara https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-pine-marriage-box-with-st-barbara-18-0-refno-4382.html A delightful and not too large marriage coffer or box dated 1839 Overall very good clean condition and with well preserved folk painted detail in red and blue to front and sides Of especial interest is the vernacular painting in the central front panel showing St Barbara with her attributes of chalice and windowed tower In her legend she refuses an arranged marriage and was imprisoned by her father in the tower which she broke free from In parts of Central Europe where this box comes from she was popular not only as a figure of steadfast faith but is also to this day the patron saint of miners - in Bohemia statues of St Barbara can be found at the entrance of tunnels 4382 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-marriage-box-with-st-barbara-58-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Mule Chest with Original Grain Painting https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/antique-pine-mule-chest-with-original-grain-painting-18-0-refno-4677.html A superior dowry chest or mule box from Central Europe very good condition and with stand-out decorative grain painting in red ochre and brown Just in case it is not clear the top lifts up so its a box inside and there is a drawer at the bottom 4677 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-mule-chest-with-original-grain-painting-1578379317-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pine Sideboard or Base with Raised Panels https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/antique-pine-sideboard-or-base-with-raised-panels-7-0-refno-4855.html An pine cupboard from North-Eastern Russia or Karelia of useful high and skinny form 2 doors with fielded panels the top panel on each reeded which was customary and the lower one with unusual folky designNever painted or waxed Nice and heavy and not a hint of worm or decay which is typical of the country furniture from the cold North 4855 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-sideboard-or-base-with-raised-panels-1587453566-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeSmall Cupboards 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Pub Sign https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/antique-pub-sign-10-0-refno-458.html Exceptionally rare pub sign painted on linen Found in carefully constructed hanging frame with early 20th c pub sign on one side and old linen painting encased behind glass on the other side and vented Inscription re-painted several times reads The Original Fox Sign Circa 1820 From Guildford Surrey Quintessential vernacular image of the crafty fox jumping over a wall Found in parlous condition with paint loss immanent taken on and saved by the generous efforts of one of the countrys leading old painting restorers in an effort to save for posterity an exceptional example of English folk heritage 458 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pub-sign-458-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Smaller Bulk Order Items, Antique PaintingsPaintings 2200 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Relief Carving from the House of Contemplation https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-relief-carving-from-the-house-of-contemplation-22-0-refno-4297.html A beautifully simple and restrained antique relief carving in stone with traces of old blue paint Two panels one showing a figure meditating and the other with symbolic flower design This piece came from the front of a kaveli039 a townhouse with probably religious connotations From Rajasthan in Northern India and dating to the late 18th century The front was liberally carved with floral designs and its always special to find have a section with human carved figure This would look great indoors but could also be a garden feature 4297 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-relief-carving-from-the-house-of-contemplation-49-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Garden, Rest of World 1050 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Shepherds Salt Dish in Fruitwood https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-shepherds-salt-dish-in-fruitwood-22-0-refno-4859.html A nice example of treen or antique wooden kitchenalia this small probably sycamore dish in carved from one piece it has wear and patina from handling was probably used as a salt dish by the shepherd who were making cheese 4859 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-shepherds-salt-dish-in-fruitwood-1587454550-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 90 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Stove Corner Tile with Birds amp Tree of Life https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-stove-corner-tile-with-birds-and-tree-of-life-22-0-refno-4870.html A decorative corner stove tile in thick green glaze from the folk art region of Central Transylvania made in Almas village the work of master maker Alajos Kovacs who has signed the work with his initials No collector of Hungarian folk art is without a number of these stove tiles which make up a significant sub-genre of traditional Hungarian folk production with many of the makers and workshops known to ethnographers 4870 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-stove-corner-tile-with-birds-and-tree-of-life-1588239589-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Stove Tile with Flowering Urns https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-stove-tile-with-flowering-urns-22-0-refno-4871.html A decorative stove tile with four panels describing classical urns and flowers thick green glaze This was produced in the workshop in Almas in the Kaloteszeg region of Transylvania and was made by the master ceramicist Alajos Kovacs 4871 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-stove-tile-with-flowering-urns-1588241903-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Ukrainian Woollen Runner https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-ukrainian-woollen-runner-22-0-refno-2496.html An antique mostly woollen runner from the mountains of the Ukraine probably HuculMade on hand loom Exquisite colour 2496 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-ukrainian-woollen-runner-58-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Victorian Shop CounterIsland in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/antique-victorian-shop-counter-island-in-original-paint-9-0-refno-4760.html A bold and decorative original 8ft 19th century shop counter from Anglesey in Wales panelled on three sides and with shelves and drawers to the other side Pine and oak with thick warm mahogany counter top Great as island piece in a kitchen or shop or restaurant 4760 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-victorian-shop-counter-island-in-original-paint-1582630854-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Tables, Kitchen IslandCentre Tables 2350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Wooden Inkwell https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-wooden-inkwell-22-0-refno-2238.html A nice bit of treen here from the remote and isolated mountains of Eastern Europe a wooden inkwell carved from block of hardwood inscribed to the underside in nicely ancient looking and florid script R I 81 which ones guess would be 1881 though might also be 1781 On the top there is typical Carpathian scratch carving a cross hatching similar to that seen on ancient coffers resembling stylised pine treesThe wolfs tooth carving to the front is also typical of Romanian folk art and the wood is of a type seen before on blacksmiths tables and the like and has a rich colour and is especially tightly grainedWhere this came and when it was made not many would write or have the need to do so and one imagines this small but atmospheric item was carved out with pride and treasured 2238 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-wooden-inkwell-52-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Wooden Tankard in Original Blue Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/antique-wooden-tankard-in-original-blue-paint-22-0-refno-4650.html A wonderful example of its kind the colour condition and patina is just right not only the blue which is quintessentially Swedish but the nicely contrasting warm colour of the wood A collector piece 4650 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-wooden-tankard-in-original-blue-paint-1575627272-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Antique Zinc and Wooden Well-Head https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/antique-zinc-and-wooden-wellhead-12-0-refno-726.html Rare antique well-head with metal roof from Europe 726 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-zinc-and-wooden-well-head-726-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Garden, 890 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Arts and Craft Carved Oak Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/arts-and-craft-carved-oak-table-15-0-refno-4738.html A fine craftsman-made oak table made in Leicester at the height of the citys fame as a centre of arts and craft furniture manufacture An unusual leg which matches to the set of four Neo-Gothic chairs in our previous post which came from the same chapel 4738 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/arts-and-craft-carved-oak-table-1582109697-TH.jpg Tables, 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Baroque Carved amp Painted Angel https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-religious-art/baroque-carved-and-painted-angel-30-0-refno-3009.html The verisimilitude in other words the life-likeness of this carving and the painting too is marvellous You feel you want to touch it tenderly as if you are touching a real infant039s head but not quite an infant a being that is child-like but with otherworldly amp serene grace an angelThe Baroque was indeed much to do with illusion and creating an emotional affect and there is no doubt this is the work of an artist or master sculptorIt is made of solid wood and is very good condition for its age Head with wings were popular in this period and were said to be souls of the departed which are still angels 3009 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/baroque-carved-and-painted-angel-34-TH.jpg Religious Art, 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Battle Portrait of SMS Radetsky https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/europe/battle-portrait-of-sms-radetsky-22-27-refno-1392.html A terrific primitive oil on canvas in excellent condition fresh colour and execution original rosewood frame and engraved brass plaque of interest to collectors of folk art militaria and maritime antiques This is a portrait of an incident in October 1914 at the beginning of World War I celebrating the heroic victory achieved by SMS Radetsky a pre-dreadnought warship of the Austro-Hungarian Navy At this time the Radetsky had already been superseded by a new class of battleship and relegated to the second division fleet but in this incident it was called on at the last minute its larger diameter guns on its twin gun turrets specialising in coastal bombardment were able to reach and destroy the French artillery batteries on Mount Lovcem on the Montenegron coast and hence a decisive strategic battle was won all this the painting accurately summarises in its details The plaque reads Lovcem Lovetese SMS-Raditsky-pol 1914 oktober nr 22-27 It is signed by Janos Mull The Radetsky was handed over to the Italians at the end of the war and scrapped in 1920 1392 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/battle-portrait-of-sms-radetsky-1392-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Paintings, Europe 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Black Men039s Waiscoat with Embroidery https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/black-menand039s-waiscoat-with-embroidery-22-0-refno-2880.html This is a particularly nice and old jerkin vest waistcoat jacket quotszurquot call it what you will in a faded black with blue detail and with tulip stitchwork done in a very expressive and distinctive way Again tulips indicating the Hungarian peasantry 2880 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/black-mens-waiscoat-with-embroidery-46-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Textiles, Europe 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Blue amp Red Folk Painted Marriage quotBanc Litquot https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/blue-and-red-folk-painted-marriage-banc-lit-2-0-refno-4193.html A rare folk painted bed bench or quotbanc litquot made for a marriage in 1910 and in appealing blue green red and saffron with trailing flowers and rows of dots decorating a panelled constructionThere is no seat as such just a drawer compartment into which filled mattress covers and plumped cushions and blankets would or could be arranged The front horizontal panel is actually like a drawer front it pulls out revealing a second floor and this makes the bed almost double the size You can see the extra legs give this extending section supportThis piece comes from the Szekely region of Transylvania So it is an ethnic Hungarian example of traditional folk painted furniture 4193 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/blue-and-red-folk-painted-marriage-banc-lit-35-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 750 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Blue distaff with flowers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/blue-distaff-with-flowers-22-0-refno-625.html A pretty distaff in excellent condition Oil paintedOne piece of wood Nice patination Would have been a seat and also a screen something that could only be understood with reference to the orientalist element in traditional Russian life The blank section at the reverse of the blade is where the flax was secured and the holes are for the ties A device for hand spinning then but also a highly symbolic possession and a deeply felt expression of the peasants love of beauty 625 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/blue-distaff-with-flowers-625-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Bricolage Driftwood Frame https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/bricolage-driftwood-frame-12-0-refno-1621.html A mirror frame made by retired boat builder contemporary folk artist Somebody told me that frames made of bleached out wood are imported from Indonesia we went for lunch to a Thai restaurant last week and i saw one of these mirrors in the toilet it was terrible a few bits of wood tastelessly slapped together This frame is a one-off piece the pieces of wood are carefully selected for their colour and form the curvature of some following the form of the frame even the nails attaching them have been treated to give them a salty rusty look This is art And all attached to a solid base which is rebated for a mirror 1621 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/bricolage-driftwood-frame-21-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved amp Painted 039Keystone039 with Ganesh amp Rampant Lions https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/carved-and-painted-and039keystoneand039-with-ganesh-and-rampant-lions-22-0-refno-4692.html An appealing combination of indigenous Indian and colonial Regency iconography in this finely carved wooden keystone an elephant Ganesh supported by rampant lions symbolising wealth prosperity amp power A collector piece coming from the entrance of no doubt a fine town mansion with traces of original paint 4692 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-and-painted-keystone-with-ganesh-and-rampant-lions-1579516038-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 185 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved amp Painted Bulfinches on Stand https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/europe/carved-and-painted-bulfinches-on-stand-22-27-refno-4595.html A nicely carved and painted pair of wooden birds on perch with wooden painted stand a male and female bulfinch From Swedish folk art collection early to mid-20th cent 4595 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-and-painted-bulfinches-on-stand-1572369379-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 180 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved amp Painted Folk Art Country Door https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-architectural/carved-and-painted-folk-art-country-door-31-0-refno-4736.html We are moving out of Europe now the colours become hotter and more the sort of thing you associate with Russian folk artVery good condition and decorative piece The spinning wheels in the top panels are interesting as these are also found at the opposite side of Europe in Irish vernacular furniture and generally regarded as a traditional Celtic symbol 4736 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-and-painted-folk-art-country-door-1582107469-TH.jpg Architectural, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved amp Painted Hook Rack with Deer amp Oak Leaves https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/carved-and-painted-hook-rack-with-deer-and-oak-leaves-22-0-refno-4378.html A nicely carved and painted small hook rack with original metal hooks intact and carved oak leaves and stagdeer Two strong loops at rear for handing Hardwood 4378 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-and-painted-hook-rack-with-deer-and-oak-leaves-14-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 100 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved amp Painted Spice amp Tobacco Shelf https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/carved-and-painted-spice-and-tobacco-shelf-22-0-refno-4899.html An appealing small two-tier shelf with carved tulips and other motifs and in original green paint from Szekely land Hungarian tribal areaUseful in the kitchen which was its original function for spice jars or tobacco and pipes 4899 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-and-painted-spice-and-tobacco-shelf-1590661397-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved and Painted Folk Art Devotional Cross https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/carved-and-painted-folk-art-devotional-cross-22-0-refno-4171.html The carvers of the High Carpathians in particular the Hucul craftsmen were renowned for wood carving This is an early 20th century example of a model of a devotional cross with shingled roof and in original stain 4171 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-and-painted-folk-art-devotional-cross-56-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, 270 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved and Painted Folk Art Trophy https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/carved-and-painted-folk-art-trophy-22-0-refno-1613.html Another branch of European folk art and often found in Germany but also in this Wales and England are carved and painted deer head trophiesThis early to mid 19th century is of a good size with an attractive decorative carved plaque in green brown and white paintThe deer head is carved out of wood and the horns are real 1613 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-and-painted-folk-art-trophy-32-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved Figure of Guardian Spirit https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/carved-figure-of-guardian-spirit-22-0-refno-4200.html A large and atmospheric primitive carved wooden figure from the remote and mysterious forested state of Nagaland inNorth Eastern India near to the border with Burma These figures were guardian spirits and were sited in niches carved into trees and in the fields on the outskirts of the village The Naga tribes were remote and independent and only in the 1970s was quothead-huntingquot officially outlawed The pinched smile of this Naga spirit figure is typical of other carvings we have had and is suggestively neither sinister nor entirely welcoming 4200 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-figure-of-guardian-spirit-25-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved Primitive Two-Door Larder or Cupboard https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/carved-primitive-twodoor-larder-or-cupboard-7-0-refno-4864.html A primitive two-door larder or storage cupboard of early type and construction the two doors are two hewn boards with inscribed amp chip-carved abstract geometric or floral decoration shelved within this piece would have sat on an earthen floor Its nicely shallow and sits back snugly to the wall so suitable as larder cupboard in kitchen or for tins amp pots in a studio or work-space This piece was imported to the UK prior to the region where it came from being occupied by the Taliban some 20 yrs ago amp so could be regarded as a rare piece 4864 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-primitive-two-door-larder-or-cupboard-1587722202-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Big CupboardsArmoires 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Carved Staff or Stick with Brass Spider Finial https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/rest-of-world/carved-staff-or-stick-with-brass-spider-finial-22-28-refno-4786.html A cane staff or walking stick with African style decoration brass tip and brass finial that may be older than the staff and in the form of a spider 4786 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/carved-staff-or-stick-with-brass-spider-finial-1583834552-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 110 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Castle on the Hill Munkacs https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/castle-on-the-hill-munkacs-27-0-refno-3832.html A large mid-20th century Impressionist style oil on canvas showing a bright colourful summer scene in the city of Munkacs or Mukachevo as it is now known an informal scene and yet working in the classic landmark view of the 14th century quothradquot or castle - the city is an important centre of a region known as Sub-Carpathian Rus and has been disputed territory having been part of Hungary and also Czechoslovakia during large parts of the first half of the twentieth century before becoming a part of Soviet Ukraine after the War Famous for its Jewish connections Munkacs also had its fine art traditions and was actually the birthplace of the most celebrated of all Hungarian painters Mihaily Munkacs who named himself after the place 3832 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/castle-on-the-hill-munkacs-38-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Charming Watercolour Folk Art Portraits by the Rvd Brocklebank https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/charming-watercolour-folk-art-portraits-by-the-rvd-brocklebank-10-0-refno-940.html A naive watercolour and drawing of Dr John Phillips Surgeon of Malpas Cheshire Actually a double folk portrait as there is a miniature oval head portrait attached to this work of a curly red-headed artisan-gentleman with a boxers profile who is presumably Edward Randles the Great Chimney Doctor for Smoking Chimneys We know all this as in true eccentric English fashion there is a card attached to the back of the piece written by Thos Bostock giving us all the necessary local historical legendDr John Phillips of Malpas Cheshire Surgeon A self taught man in his time rode not less than three and four horses a day to visit his patients The works were penned by Brocklebank a Rector of Old Chad Chapel Tushingham A later owner has followed suit and written details of his re-framing of the work in 2001A quintessential English Folk Art portrait worthy of inclusion in any representative collection 940 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/charming-watercolour-folk-art-portraits-by-the-rvd-brocklebank-940-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Smaller Bulk Order Items, Antique PaintingsPaintings 990 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Cornish Glazed Dresser in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-bookcases-shelves/cornish-glazed-dresser-in-original-paint-14-0-refno-3926.html A nicely proportioned painted pine dresser with wide shelves above and below Original glass and unusual turnings both fronts and sides give this pieces a bit of folkish character 3926 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/cornish-glazed-dresser-in-original-paint-58-TH.jpg BookcasesShelves, DressersDresser Bases, 1550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Cute Folk Art Peasant Dresser in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/cute-folk-art-peasant-dresser-in-original-paint-9-0-refno-4088.html A diminutive antique pine dresser from Eastern Europe at the furthest outposts of the old Austrian Empire you move closer to Russian lands a more Eastern and folky rustic ornamentation appears in the furniture This is very good condition and in the as found paint Would have come from a small rustic lodge in foothills 4088 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/cute-folk-art-peasant-dresser-in-original-paint-13-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Cute Two-Drawer Pine Table in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/cute-twodrawer-pine-table-in-original-paint-15-0-refno-4615.html Good look to this vintageantique pine table with its fresh yellow and green colour two drawers could be a side table or desk or occasional table good price too 4615 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/cute-two-drawer-pine-table-in-original-paint-1573722775-TH.jpg Tables, DeskWriting TableSide tableLamp tableMisc 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Antique Pine Chest in Warm Black https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/decorative-antique-pine-chest-in-warm-black-6-0-refno-4679.html A decorative black painted antique pine chest from Central Europe Fully restored 4679 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-antique-pine-chest-in-warm-black-1578468243-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Folk Art Chair in Original Grey https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/decorative-folk-art-chair-in-original-grey-5-0-refno-4560.html A decorative country made chair with cut out design to back rest and the initials T N hardwood nice and solid and traces of original grey paint 4560 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-folk-art-chair-in-original-grey-1571386598-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Ladys Armchair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/decorative-ladys-armchair-5-0-refno-1447.html A quality decorative antique upholstered armchair English later 19th or turn of the century On casters Nice colour to wood Can used as is or re-upholstered 1447 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-ladys-armchair-1447-TH.jpg Chairs, 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Decorative Pine Door with Love Hearts https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-architectural/decorative-pine-door-with-love-hearts-31-0-refno-2039.html A decorative panelled pine door in original condition long strap hinges and panels with neo-classical reeded pilaster style columns diamond and love hearts Wonderfully crusty and untouched original condition Width goes to outer edge of hinge socketsGreat price 2039 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/decorative-pine-door-with-love-hearts-59-TH.jpg Architectural, 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Delightful Folk Painted Head Board https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/delightful-folk-painted-head-board-22-0-refno-4377.html A delightful small painted head board from bed painted in the style of the fancy country a group of villages in Central Eastern Transylvania whose painted furniture and folk costume was traditionally in this red and white style Pine Suitable as decoration 4377 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/delightful-folk-painted-head-board-50-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Delightful Painted Peasant Marriage Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/delightful-painted-peasant-marriage-box-18-0-refno-4801.html A delightful oil painted peasant marriage chest or box From the Bukovina dating to the 19th century useful storage or coffee table toy box 4801 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/delightful-painted-peasant-marriage-box-1584525559-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Distaff with Chip Carved Design https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/distaff-with-chip-carved-design-22-0-refno-624.html In some regions the distaffs were unpainted and chipcarved with abstract designs whose meanings were symbolic and traditionalIt has long been acknowledged the influence of Russian folk art on pioneers of abstract art such as Malevich and Kandinsky and when these urban radicals ventured out into the remote countryside to seek their primitive influences much as their French counterparts had done in Iberia and via the imports of Africa it is objects such as this spinning tool that they would have seen 624 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/distaff-with-chip-carved-design-624-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 400 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Early Carved Doorway with Roof https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-architectural/early-carved-doorway-with-roof-31-0-refno-1904.html One of the remarkable sights seen by early 20th century Western travellers and photographers in the eastern parts of the old Austrian Empire were the carved gateways to farmsteads in the villages of Transylvania This gateway originating from an abandoned farm in the eastern Carpathians is made of huge timbers of oak it has early looking abstract and geometric chip carving that is normally found on old Romanian folk art and of a distinctly pre-AD feel not in respect of manufacture but of symbolic origins There is also some later carving of initials and a mid-20th century date suggesting this farmstead was Szekeler an old Hungarian tribe or perhaps the home came into the possession of a Szekeler family and was made by an earlier peoples living there The door itself hangs by iron hinges and opens whilst the whole thing is roofed With the roof we also have a set of original terracotta tiles In this part of Europe especially before the region became part of Romania in 1920 there were many different ethnic groups and the eastern most parts traditionally bordered onto the empires of the eastern barbaroi the Mongolians in the 13th century for example or the Ottomans in the 19th These traditional gateways have the atmosphere therefore of much earlier domestic structures in the West like Stokesay castle on the Welsh borders but they are also like gates of merchants houses in Indian cities from more recent times Their purpose was both defensive and magical the doors opened into courtyard farm dwellings and the symbols transcribed framing the door protected in not only a physical sense against intruders strangers wolves vampires and other malign spirits of which in this culturally layered and richly historical region of old Europe there were many If one could only find some spot to house such a rare item who could ever wish to part with it 1904 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/early-carved-doorway-with-roof-34-TH.jpg Architectural, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 1450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Early Metal Cauldron with Two Handles https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/early-metal-cauldron-with-two-handles-22-0-refno-4542.html A small metal cauldron with wonderful patina and a distinctly early look Not an everyday find 4542 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/early-metal-cauldron-with-two-handles-1571052431-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 130 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Early Phallus Headstone with Inscription https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/early-phallus-headstone-with-inscription-22-0-refno-3276.html Found in Transylvania a transit point for many different ethnic tribes over the centuriesa large stone carved phallus and with inscription in old Hungarian quotAnnoItt Nyugszik Az Urban boldogul kimult HarMartonquot - it must be a headstone as this reads roughly quotHere lies happily resting in the Lordquot The date and name are not clear Ottoman headstones are not quite like this they can be pillar shaped and often mounted with a turban but are not actually phallic There is one place the Khalid Nabi cemetery in N-E Iran where phallic tomb or headstones can be seen but this seems a far cry from a Hungarian tomb in Eastern Europe So there is a story for ethnographers to unravel here in this evidently very rare piece 3276 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/early-phallus-headstone-with-inscription-59-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Garden, 1250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Elegant Antique Settle Bench in Nordic Blue https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/elegant-antique-settle-bench-in-nordic-blue-2-0-refno-4695.html An elegant turn of the century pine and hardwood bench or settle in pale blue Sturdy Solid Nice style 4695 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/elegant-antique-settle-bench-in-nordic-blue-1579674748-TH.jpg Benches, 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Elegant Box Settle in Slate Grey https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/elegant-box-settle-in-slate-grey-2-0-refno-4683.html An appealingly curvaceous panelled back settle or box benchReally sturdy Pine with hardwood supports Original antique example restored for contemporary use Seat lifts to storage area 4683 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/elegant-box-settle-in-slate-grey-1578649669-TH.jpg Benches, 570 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Elegant Carved Pine Settle in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/elegant-carved-pine-settle-in-original-paint-2-0-refno-4440.html Generous proportion and bold carved form to this pine settle from Eastern Europe In untouched creamoff white paint 4440 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/elegant-carved-pine-settle-in-original-paint-42-TH.jpg Benches, 750 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Elegant Modern-Style Antique Box Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/elegant-modernstyle-antique-box-bench-2-0-refno-4868.html At the turn of the century that quintessential Middle European country furniture item the box bench was still made - it was essentially the same if a little smaller than the previous norm at around 180-185cmThe language of form however was overhauled out went the curvy lines of the Rococo and traditional language of the Classical in favour of the more restrained and austere modern and yet as here there was still a human touch an invitation a sense of proportion the lyric element such as you can see in the subtle curvature of the arm rests and of course a lighter colour palette which we have retained in our re-finishing The seat lifts to large storage area - currently our best selling item while stocks last 4868 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/elegant-modern-style-antique-box-bench-1588153429-TH.jpg Benches, 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Elm and Chesnut Painted Arc or Hewn Chest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/elm-and-chesnut-painted-arc-or-hewn-chest-18-0-refno-666.html Antique elm or chesnut lidded trunk or box possibly a dowry chest from Spain Early construction made of hewn planks pegged into stile legs this type of furniture is found in mountaineous areas throughout Europe for hundreds of years but this quite sophisticated with panelled front and Baroque detailing Original paint or stain 666 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/elm-and-chesnut-painted-arc-or-hewn-chest-666-TH.jpg Boxes, 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE English Antique Painted Wooden Trade Sign https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/english-antique-painted-wooden-trade-sign-12-0-refno-2850.html A stand out piece of English Folk Art a long pine shop sign for quotT Symondsquot It is painted on three thick pine boards on a green ground with cream lettering It was bought from a collector who found it in Helston Cornwall and indeed Symons is a family name with strong connections to Cornwall 2850 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/english-antique-painted-wooden-trade-sign-2-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE English Folk Art Cobbler039s Trade Sign https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/english-folk-art-cobblerand039s-trade-sign-10-0-refno-2848.html A terrific and must be rare piece of English folk art apparently a walking stick but delicate and carved and in fact it seems to have been a trade sign for a cobbler that must have been displayed at his stand or outside a shop on the street or at a fair or market The handle in two parts and pegged through forms a carved foot with boot whilst on both sides the rest of the handle is decorated with carvings representing tools and other signs of the cobbler039s art The stick is otherwise elaborately carved and it is in its original paint 2848 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/english-folk-art-cobblers-trade-sign-47-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE English Golf Club Pine Bench in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/english-golf-club-pine-bench-in-original-paint-2-0-refno-2684.html Congratulations to Danny Willet of Rotheram Yorkshire on his Master039s victory only the second Englishman ever to win this tournament This must be a rare piece a simple pine bench in original paint reading quotYorkshire Golf Clubquot on one side and on the other side two pointing hands and the words quotNo spikes past herequot Clearly this piece survived owing to its being indoors There is no longer a Yorkshire GC as far we know it was probably re-named but where was itquot 2684 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/english-golf-club-pine-bench-in-original-paint-35-TH.jpg Benches, 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE English Nativity Church Model https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/english-nativity-church-model-10-0-refno-2488.html A large model of an English Church hand made probably formed part of a Nativity celebrationIt is signed and dated The interior is fitted out like a doll039s house The interior is lit 2488 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/english-nativity-church-model-17-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE English Primitive School House in Anfield https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/english-primitive-school-house-in-anfield-10-0-refno-4402.html A charming English Primitive or Naive School oil on card in original gold painted pine frame There was a certain school of folk painting prior to the popularisation of photography which could be called house portraits Some jobbing artisans made this a speciality A pencil inscription on the reverse tells us that this is a particular house that is or was on the corner of Breck Road and Oakfield Road in Anfield home of a Mr Thomas Lee who is pictured seated by the window on the right hand side as we look The location is just along the road from the present day Liverpool football stadium which even in its original version may well not have been there at all when this was painted 4402 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/english-primitive-school-house-in-anfield-11-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Estate Made Victorian Pine Desk with 8 Drawers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/estate-made-victorian-pine-desk-with-8-drawers-9-0-refno-4073.html An estate-made large Victorian pine desk from large house in the Cotswolds a big pine top supported by two sets of drawers in original stain This is how it came in We could paint the drawers and wax top 4073 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/estate-made-victorian-pine-desk-with-8-drawers-43-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Tables, DeskWriting Table 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Exceptional Large Baroque Painted Pine Dowry Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/exceptional-large-baroque-painted-pine-dowry-box-18-0-refno-4798.html A rare large early 18th century marriage box from the Central European Baroque period it has the initials of the wedded couple to the rather splendid bracket support and also the date 1714 You dont see pieces like this very often It has come from a large farmhouse in Mauen-see-Switzerland in canton Luzern and direct from a private homeThe front was stencilled as was common in late 17th and early 18th century period and the front has been restoredIt had probably completely worn away Huge candle box and the overall size testifies that this was from a well-to-do farmhouse 4798 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/exceptional-large-baroque-painted-pine-dowry-box-1584351254-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Exceptional Marriage Box in Original Grey amp White Marbled Decoration https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/exceptional-marriage-box-in-original-grey-and-white-marbled-decoration-18-0-refno-4649.html A top drawer example of a bentwood and stitched wooden marriage box a large one with original farmers marbling painted decoration Superb condition and patina With original iron lever to open and close Scandinavia Late 18th century 4649 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/exceptional-marriage-box-in-original-grey-and-white-marbled-decoration-1575626911-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Exceptional Painted Folk Art Marriage Cupboard https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/exceptional-painted-folk-art-marriage-cupboard-7-0-refno-4436.html A fantastic and rare 18th century painted pine wardrobe or armoire made for a marriage with painted panels showing town scenes and flowers in a delightful colourDate and initials of the bride to top moulding Superb original condition 4436 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/exceptional-painted-folk-art-marriage-cupboard-49-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Big CupboardsArmoiresEurope 3850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Exceptional Painted Marriage Box Bench with Birds amp Flowers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/exceptional-painted-marriage-box-bench-with-birds-and-flowers-2-0-refno-4784.html A folk painted marriage box settle from the painted furniture region of Central Transylvania very clean condition and good size decorated in traditional design with birds and flowers Double box lid lifts to storage within Dates to 1940 or 50s Would have been kept in the clean room and rarely if ever used 4784 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/exceptional-painted-marriage-box-bench-with-birds-and-flowers-1583834064-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1200 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Exceptional Panelled High Back Pine Settle with Drawers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/exceptional-panelled-high-back-pine-settle-with-drawers-2-0-refno-4184.html An exceptional high backed antique pine bench or settle with two drawers and in the original scumble paint A typical form found in taverns and farmhouses and designed for the fireside this example is rather different more refined amp in very good condition and with it039s unusual designs and panelling to the back upright one guesses it may have been in a hall or ecclesiastical dwelling 4184 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/exceptional-panelled-high-back-pine-settle-with-drawers-32-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 2850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Figures in Landscape oil on board by LFHerbert https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/figures-in-landscape-oil-on-board-by-lfherbert-27-0-refno-3913.html One of the best paintings from LFHerbert039s personal collection Herbert was a poet and painter and explored humanist themes in the post-war period here figures meet in a post-war industrial ruined townscape He is not exactly a realist and frames his ideas in apocalyptic mythopoeic scenes - like many artists in this period he considers what world people will make for themselves in the aftermath of war 3913 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/figures-in-landscape-oil-on-board-by-lfherbert-59-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art Antique Painted Metal Pot Rack https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/folk-art-antique-painted-metal-pot-rack-22-0-refno-3785.html A hanging metal pot or mug rack which can be used for exactly that purpose now with painted abstract folk art decoration in white on black echoes of primitive ancient art or from the Modern Art canon take your pick 3785 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-antique-painted-metal-pot-rack-33-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art Grey Painted Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/folk-art-grey-painted-bench-22-0-refno-548.html Wonderful carved bench made of walnut or similar hardwood with original blue-grey paint child sized pegged construction One of those pieces which is as much a sculpture as piece of utilitarean furniture Could easily be 2 or 3 times the price and be inexpensive as it is a unique hand carved piece 548 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-grey-painted-bench-548-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art oil on canvas quotCavalier amp Spanielquot https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/folk-art-oil-on-canvas-cavalier-and-spaniel-10-0-refno-3750.html A primitive folk art oil on canvas probably dating to 18th century - depicting a cavalier or King Charles himself with one of his spaniels Re-framed Legend has it that King Charles was so impressed with this breed and their faithfulness as companions that he decreed they should not be denied entry to any tavern in the land nor indeed to any public place The smoke blackened back of this work not to say the characteristic primitive short hand style of the execution suggests that this may have been the work of a sign painter Very old pub signs were often done on canvas and then at a later date hung inside the pub The exterior is in good original condition it probably had a light clean when framed but not spoiling it at all the original surface of the paint which has a pleasing crackle of age 3750 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-oil-on-canvas-cavalier-and-spaniel-2-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art Portrait https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/folk-art-portrait-10-0-refno-961.html A terrific oil on canvas and quintessential working class British Folk Art portait Fits into the category of portraits of local characters See the famous George Smarts Portrait of the postman Old Bright in the Compton Verney Folk Art Collection or The Portrait of Dr John Phillips by the Rvd Brocklebank item 940 in our websiteIn its cariacature aspect this portrait also resembles the popular art of John Collier and others of his ilk whose names we dont know Re-lined onto coarse hessian Was probably very dirty and seems to have been cursorily cleaned but without taking away the freshness of the colour Would benefit from a light professional cleanFor more discussion see April blog Folk Art Warwick and Recent Finds 961 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-portrait-961-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 1950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art Reverse Painting on Glass https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/folk-art-reverse-painting-on-glass-22-0-refno-4901.html A good condition reverse painted religious scene on glass the quintessential Romanian folk art form painted by peasants and for peasants basically German prints copied in paints onto thin glass sheets and put into stained and grained decorated pine frames The sober religious subject matter is transformed into something folky naive decorative charming 4901 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-reverse-painting-on-glass-1591072292-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 110 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Art Sculpture with Antlers and Love-Heart https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/folk-art-sculpture-with-antlers-and-loveheart-22-0-refno-4547.html An unusual folk art piece from the mountains antlers for decoration but could also be used for hanging hats and such like these have been applied to a carved and painted wooden support in the shape of a heart so this may have been made as a love-token 4547 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-art-sculpture-with-antlers-and-love-heart-1571053724-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Folk Painting on Glass of Cormorant https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/folk-painting-on-glass-of-cormorant-27-0-refno-3532.html A decorative and colourful reverse painting on glass depicting a web footed bird probably of the cormorant family - in some countries in the East peasants have traditionally fished with cormorants and in folk lore generally the cormorant is a positive symbol - unlike in the Western Christian tradition in which as in Paradise Lost the cormorant is associated with appetite and death 3532 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/folk-painting-on-glass-of-cormorant-56-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Pre 1900 90 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Four Neapolitan Creche Figures in Terracotta amp Wood https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/four-neapolitan-creche-figures-in-terracotta-and-wood-22-0-refno-4893.html A feature of Neopolitan folk art was the creation of toys puppets and creche or crib figures like these fashioned from terracotta and wood and hand painted it is said they were made by fine artists and you can see in spite of the condition here the quality of the modelling amp painting These are dressed in the original period fabric amp costume Definitely unrestored condition but early a nice find 4893 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/four-neapolitan-creche-figures-in-terracotta-and-wood-1589793748-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 370 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Fruitwood Round Table in Original Green Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/fruitwood-round-table-in-original-green-paint-15-0-refno-4616.html A thick round topped table in warm fruitwood with original green paint the low height and the curving legs indicate an Ottoman or Oriental influence There are three legs indicating use on an earthen floor like a cricket table Primitive early from South Eastern Europe 4616 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/fruitwood-round-table-in-original-green-paint-1574078338-TH.jpg Tables, Coffee tableSide tableLamp tableMisc 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Genuine Old Whirligig from Taunton https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/genuine-old-whirligig-from-taunton-10-0-refno-487.html Genuine English Whirligig on new stand Made by Ernest Lillycrap a wheelwright and carpenter of Ruishton Taunton The whirligig spent all of its life on a line post in neighbouring village of Creech St Michael On the death of the owner it passed to Frederick Sweeting 487 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/genuine-old-whirligig-from-taunton-487-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE George III Chest in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chest-of-drawers/george-iii-chest-in-original-paint-6-0-refno-4370.html A good look to this 18th century red painted chest pine sides and drawer fronts with fine oak drawer linings and wide oak boards to back later bun handles and original lock plates Includes restoration 4370 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/george-iii-chest-in-original-paint-19-TH.jpg Chest of Drawers, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Georgian Corner Shelves in Original Blue Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/georgian-corner-shelves-in-original-blue-paint-7-0-refno-4898.html A small and delightful open pine corner cupboard dry scraped to the original Georgian blue paint18th century and English A great decorative accent for a period interior 4898 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/georgian-corner-shelves-in-original-blue-paint-1590661125-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, FurnitureSmall Cupboards 350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Georgian Saddle Stand in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/georgian-saddle-stand-in-original-paint-10-0-refno-4335.html A rare survival an appealingly sculptural and nicely proportioned Georgian elm country saddle stand with shelf and in the original cream white paint This is an item that has had the lightest of clean but we dont really want to alter its great original feel 4335 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/georgian-saddle-stand-in-original-paint-27-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Giant Antique Glazed Ceramic Colander https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/giant-antique-glazed-ceramic-colander-22-0-refno-4456.html A particularly large and very good condition glazed earthenware colander with multi-colour glazed in white green brown A collectors piece On the details page you can also see a small yellow version hairline crack at 40 and a medium sized one with thick green glaze this is repaired crack at 50 4456 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/giant-antique-glazed-ceramic-colander-1565731625-TH.JPG Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Giant Horseshoe Antique Trade Sign https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/giant-horseshoe-antique-trade-sign-12-0-refno-1097.html If you are in search of luck this may be the piece for you A giant iron horseshoe with some decoration and nail holes Used as trade sign for a blacksmithSomething for an antique folk art collector or just a good decorative itemProvenance Folk Museum Tempo Northern Ireland 1097 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/giant-horseshoe-antique-trade-sign-1097-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Giant Primitive Mortar amp Pestle https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/giant-primitive-mortar-and-pestle-22-0-refno-4878.html One of the really primitive pieces you sometimes find in the alpine and remote parts of Eastern Europe are these giant or over-sized mortars they are really sculptural objects and reminiscent of modern sculpture Constantin Brancusi of course who would have seen such things in this youth growing up in Transylvania This one is good condition the height given is with the mortar inside Otherwise the height is 78cm The piece is made of birchwood which can be very pale when stripped of bark The mortar is ash and nicely polished with age 4878 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/giant-primitive-mortar-and-pestle-1588758323-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 270 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Glazed Decorated Porringer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/glazed-decorated-porringer-22-0-refno-4742.html An old porringer from Eastern Europe Bukovina Romania nice earthy colours you can see the age from the reverse with carved initials of owner That persons one eating bowl 4742 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/glazed-decorated-porringer-1582277509-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 80 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Glazed Earthenware Porringer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/glazed-earthenware-porringer-22-0-refno-4743.html A brightly decorated antique bowl or porringer from the mountains of Eastern Europe this would have been used for eating 4743 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/glazed-earthenware-porringer-1582277657-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 90 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Glazed Earthenware Porringer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/glazed-earthenware-porringer-22-0-refno-4744.html A nice condition glazed earthenware dish or bowl called porringer From peasant cottage in the mountains 4744 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/glazed-earthenware-porringer-1582277776-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 70 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Greek St Nicholas on Blue Ground https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/greek-st-nicholas-on-blue-ground-27-0-refno-2844.html An 18th century Greek icon on St Nicholas painted on curved panel with inscription to reverse A bold symmetrical composition with characteristic Mediterranean spring colouring the predominant and joyous blue ground sets the key note complimented by the faded terracotta pink of the saint039s cloak and the green of his sash with lemon yellow crosses 2844 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/greek-st-nicholas-on-blue-ground-36-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Group of Ancient Stone Troughs https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/europe/group-of-ancient-stone-troughs-22-27-refno-4530.html Size is approximate here these are available individually or as a group ancient stone troughs in unusual round forms from the mountains Hard to date precisely these could be older than we are guessing Nice to have in round form Prices from 220 4530 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/group-of-ancient-stone-troughs-1570735895-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Hand Woven Hutsul Woollen Blanket https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-textiles/hand-woven-hutsul-woollen-blanket-32-0-refno-4501.html Now coming up to autumn and winter time these woollen blankets from the Carpathian mountains seem especially relevant very warm and in fantastic free colours they can be used as wall decoration throws or top covers on beds This is European tribal art hand woven on looms in homes in the early 20th century 4501 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/hand-woven-hutsul-woollen-blanket-1568633034-TH.jpg Textiles, 190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Hanging Pine Spice Drawers in Original Red Brown Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/hanging-pine-spice-drawers-in-original-red-brown-paint-22-0-refno-4348.html An anitque painted pine spice drawers in original paintFrom peasant cottage in the Carpathian mountainsThis would be for salt pepper paprikaReally good condition 4348 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/hanging-pine-spice-drawers-in-original-red-brown-paint-10-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 180 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Huge Shipment from Europe https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/huge-shipment-from-europe-22-0-refno-3932.html A huge shipment of goods arriving this weekend from Europe from small treen items folk art collectables to large furniture restored and unrestored please contact for appt or details10 - 1000 3932 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/huge-shipment-from-europe-16-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Hutsul Green and Yellow Glazed Dish https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/hutsul-green-and-yellow-glazed-dish-22-0-refno-4449.html Nice to find one of the old Hutsul glazed dishes the quality of the colours is different and richer than later versions The Hutsul were a tribe who inhabited the hill and mountain country of Western Ukraine and were famed for their folk art including this particular style of pottery 4449 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/hutsul-green-and-yellow-glazed-dish-1565264801-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 110 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Icon on panel https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/icon-on-panel-22-0-refno-339.html Small delightful two panel primitive icon on wood board from Bulgaria 339 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/icon-on-panel-339-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Icon with Compendium of Saints https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/icon-with-compendium-of-saints-22-0-refno-3584.html A terrific and large primitive icon painting on canvas from Serbia It appears to have been painted as a quotmemento moriquot or tribute to the young woman in the foreground - she is laid out like the Virgin in a Dormition but looks as much like Ophelia in child-like version of Millais She lies on a bed of roses with flower garland and with a pretty linen dress embroidered in flowers - and there is a tradition of wearing special dresses of this kind in the funereal customs of the Balkans countries The man on the left with Bible in hand would be the donor the manwho commissioned the work and he would be the father or husband of the woman This painting spares no expense in some sense as it includes all the saints who were most popular amongst the peasantry in these parts of Europe arranged in a circular design against a country landscape we see in the centre top the Pieta an image of human suffering and then various saints St Nicholas St Florian St Roc and in the centre St Sebastien The latter two are often associated diseases of skin and youthful suffering as both were young men The painting is painted in a primitive style indicative of a local painter and is fresh looking as it has been cleaned and restored and then re-lined If you look closely you can see the craquelure and age 3584 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/icon-with-compendium-of-saints-12-TH.JPG Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Impressionist view of Cotswold Town https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/paintings-post-1900/impressionist-view-of-cotswold-town-27-36-refno-3665.html A large original oil on canvas showing the parish church of the town of Cirencester couched amongst trees and in an ambient morning or evening light Signed This work is concerned with a particular English atmosphere of place the way the sunlight illuminates the warm tones of the Cotswold stone and the man made and nature are in pleasing harmony The same artist other works here are also concerned with capturing a particular feeling of place - the White City Gardens workis a homage to the French Impressionists and tries to capture a period gaiety whilst the Aztec citadel portrait in its moonlit unpeopled view conveys a sense of mystery 3665 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/impressionist-view-of-cotswold-town-58-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Impressionist View of Ruins of Macchu Picchu https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/paintings-post-1900/impressionist-view-of-ruins-of-macchu-picchu-27-36-refno-3663.html An impressionist style view of the ruins of Macchu Picchu the Inca citadel high up in the mountains near Cuzco in Peru A fresh and colourful original work oil on canvas and signed Late 20th century 3663 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/impressionist-view-of-ruins-of-macchu-picchu-16-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Impressive Baroque Painted Armoire in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/impressive-baroque-painted-armoire-in-original-paint-7-0-refno-4694.html A large castle sized pine armoire from the mid 18th century or earlier dry scraped to reveal the decorative painting to panels on side and front and the warm aged pine Really good condition comes in four pieces top base and the main section which is joined by wedges internally and beneath The painted panels are rather different to the norm in German armoires more noble and baronial than folky giving the impression of Italian regional style and provenance 4694 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/impressive-baroque-painted-armoire-in-original-paint-1579605239-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Big CupboardsArmoires 2650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Impressive Collection of Antique Cawl Spoons amp Ladles https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/impressive-collection-of-antique-cawl-spoons-and-ladles-22-0-refno-3699.html A museum worthy collection of antique cawl spoons and ladles from the remotest and easternmost region of Europe - some with chip carved details unusual carved handles all made from fruitwoods and hardwood and with exquisite colouring and wear 3699 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/impressive-collection-of-antique-cawl-spoons-and-ladles-54-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Impressive Long Folk Painted Box Settle https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/impressive-long-folk-painted-box-settle-2-0-refno-4579.html A long pine and hardwood box bench or settle with joyfully folk painted A piece like this formed part of a marriage suite and on the day of the wedding the couple would have rode on a cart to their new home with this bench and other similarly painted furniture See ref 4516 4579 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/impressive-long-folk-painted-box-settle-1571898531-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Abstract in Yellow and Black https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/paintings-post-1900/large-abstract-in-yellow-and-black-27-36-refno-1303.html Something of Clyfford Still here and the biomorphic surrealism of Abstract Expressionism in this canvas probably dating from the 1950s or 1960s Large and decorative it appears to have been stored and framed in relatively recent times Either American or by an English painter influenced by American painting of the 50s and 60s 1303 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-abstract-in-yellow-and-black-1303-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Antique Pine Marriage Box with Compass Circles https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/large-antique-pine-marriage-box-with-compass-circles-18-0-refno-4782.html Not your everyday piece a large pine marriage box made for a castle or big farmhouse the style of the box with the panelled front and the very large candle box suggests Central Europe origins and a date of late 17th or early 18th century The decoration in the panels of compass circles or pin-wheels is very traditional and associated with good luck and protection against evil influence and possession The boxes remember contained a persons most private and personal items of clothing and jewellery 4782 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-antique-pine-marriage-box-with-compass-circles-1583746995-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Antique Pine Scrub Top Table with Painted Base https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/large-antique-pine-scrub-top-table-with-painted-base-15-0-refno-4756.html A superb large and wide scrub top pine farmhouse diner characterful top comes from a 19th century laundry and originally sat on trestles we have supplied with custom made base from antique wood giving a table that has age character patina with perfect strength knee clearance and overall practicality 4756 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-antique-pine-scrub-top-table-with-painted-base-1582542336-TH.jpg Tables, DiningFarmhouse 1800 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Antique Plate with Old Repairs https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/large-antique-plate-with-old-repairs-22-0-refno-4839.html Before china metals amp eventually plastic were readily available everybody one imagines used wooden plates amp so their appearance one associates with medieval amp earlier times but in the remote areas and highlands far from towns markets amp hardwear stores their use persisted into later centuries This one is a great piece over-sized a platter more than plate with nice wear old metal repairs a generous turned base to sit on coming from the shepherds dairy in the mountains it could have been used for cheese-making 4839 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-antique-plate-with-old-repairs-1586255203-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large AntiqueVintage Kente Cloth https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/large-antique-vintage-kente-cloth-22-0-refno-4464.html A large ceremonial Kente cloth from Ghana in West Africa This piece has good age which makes it a valuable and collectable piece - its also a piece with less typical colour schemes black purple amp gold 4464 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-antique-vintage-kente-cloth-1565953229-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Burr Folk Art Religious Shrine https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/large-burr-folk-art-religious-shrine-22-0-refno-3780.html Folk customs undoubtedly ascribed magical properties to burrs in trees and woodland magic of a quite surreal and spooky weird character is quite a theme in Central European folklore This large burr or burl has been dug out and made into a shrine and painted with blue spangly paint and then mounted on a wooden base Here we have put a small Spanish carving of saint inside it which is presumably the sort of iconobject it was made to enshrine 3780 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-burr-folk-art-religious-shrine-53-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Hand-Pulled Cart in Original Paint with Compass Circles https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/large-handpulled-cart-in-original-paint-with-compass-circles-22-0-refno-4779.html A superb primitive dog or hand-pulled cart with carved wooden wheels with later tyres and red rear reflector for use on roads and carved handle all in original painted decoration with each boarding side sporting a rosette or compass circle device this would promote good luck in work functioning much the same as the painted eye on the boat of a fisherman Wonderful garden or conservatory decoration 4779 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-hand-cart-with-decorative-metalwork-in-original-green-paint-1583746546-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Garden, Europe 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Icon of Joachim amp Anna https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/large-icon-of-joachim-and-anna-22-0-refno-345.html Unusually large icon on heavy fruitwood board of Joachim and Anna probably Romanian 19th century 345 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-icon-of-joachim-and-anna-345-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 180 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Lorry of New Stock https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-industrial/large-lorry-of-new-stock-28-0-refno-3639.html No half measures to start the year a large arrival to UK by truck from Europe with many of the last 6 months findings 100s of Items from 15 - 15000 Appointments to view available from Mon 22nd call 07813 975175 or send e-mail with your requirements to johncornallantiquesgmailcom 3639 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-lorry-of-new-stock-53-TH.jpg Industrial, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Modernist Nordic Light Oil on Canvas by Torsleff https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/large-modernist-nordic-light-oil-on-canvas-by-torsleff-27-0-refno-3415.html A terrific large seacliff view oil on canvas by renowned Danish painter August Torselff 1884-1968 - this painting039s full title is topographical quotView from the East Coast of Jutland at Blommehaven Skade Bakkerquot it captures a moment of typical Nordic light and serenity it is evening or morning with a sliver of moon visible over the quiet coastline as a sailboat slips by The work is signed quotTorsleffquot it is large scale mantelpiece size being almost 5ft wide with frameTorsleff is a celebrated artist in his native country and abroad according to the evidence of his catalogue he was a prolific portrait painter and often in a somewhat garish Modernist style this could be seen as the commercial and public face of his art In this early work we see the other side of the artist the more reflective side in a poetic vision of place that seems typically Scandinavian 3415 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-modernist-nordic-light-oil-on-canvas-by-torsleff-45-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Red Painted Dowry Box with Folk Symbols https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/large-red-painted-dowry-box-with-folk-symbols-18-0-refno-3167.html This is a typical piece from what was called Galicia and used to be Poland but is now south western Ukraine - ie it is typical in its size and the large bracket feet It is really good condition decorative metal work on the lid and corners is all intact The front has panels creating the illusion of drawers which it does not have The paint decoration is a earthy red grain painting but then with the unusual addition of bold folky abstract symbols - you see not dissimilar marks decorating the outsides of peasant houses most famously in Cicmany SlovakiaBut there are also a strong echoes of the surrealistic doodling of the Spanish modernist-primitivist Joan Miro 3167 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-red-painted-dowry-box-with-folk-symbols-45-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Scrubbed Pine amp Metal Table in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-industrial/large-scrubbed-pine-and-metal-table-in-original-paint-28-0-refno-4385.html An outstanding industrial work station table with long and clean scrubbed pine top and metal base with two drawers and in traces of original white paint French makers plaque to front 4385 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-scrubbed-pine-and-metal-table-in-original-paint-15-TH.jpg Industrial, Tables, 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Shepherds Spoon with Carved Initials https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/large-shepherds-spoon-with-carved-initials-22-0-refno-4818.html A rare large spoon with carved initials bought by one of the knockers in a mountain village when the shepherds took their goat and sheep up into the highlands in the summer they basically set up small factories to make cheese and process dairy products and this over-sized spoon was probably used for this purpose 4818 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-shepherds-spoon-with-carved-initials-1585048668-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 140 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Sycamore Mortar with Handle https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/large-sycamore-mortar-with-handle-22-0-refno-4841.html A rare piece a large mortar for grinding herbs and spices from a private collection this would probably have been used by the healers or medicine men of the Hutsul tribe 4841 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-sycamore-mortar-with-handle-1586423354-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Vintage Bank of Pine Drawers in Original Grey Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/large-vintage-bank-of-pine-drawers-in-original-grey-paint-7-0-refno-4755.html A stupendous and very large bank of 81 drawers all numbered and in original grey paint Very good original condition I think we can say youll get a guaranteed reaction to this show-stopping piece for home restaurant shop or somewhere 4755 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-vintage-bank-of-pine-drawers-in-original-grey-paint-1582542688-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Chest of Drawers, Industrial, Big CupboardsArmoires 2250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Large Water Jug with Glaze amp Red Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/large-water-jug-with-glaze-and-red-paint-22-0-refno-4860.html An over-sized terracotta pot or jug probably for water very good condition with green glaze to top and earth red geometric decoration The same stylised forms of pine trees an ancient motif is carved on wooden trunks from these same regions 4860 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/large-water-jug-with-glaze-and-red-paint-1587551349-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Long Monastery Box Settle with Carved Grapevines https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/long-monastery-box-settle-with-carved-grapevines-2-0-refno-4157.html A remarkable and rare long box settle in original paint and with open carving of grapevines along it039s length from a monastery vineyard in Eastern Europe19th century Pine with hardwood supports Very good condition Great piece to go alongside a long table hallway or for restaurant or winery 4157 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/long-monastery-box-settle-with-carved-grapevines-35-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 1250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Low Retro Coffee Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/low-retro-coffee-table-15-0-refno-1471.html A low square coffee table post-war retro piece with mosaic of black white and grey stone tiles and feet not unlike those of a lunar landing module circa 1968 1471 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/low-retro-coffee-table-1471-TH.jpg Tables, Coffee table 190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Marvellous Hand-Made Saxon Shepherds Sheepskin Coat https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/marvellous-handmade-saxon-shepherds-sheepskin-coat-22-0-refno-4573.html A rare and museum worthy find a full length and good condition shepherds Sunday best sheepskin coat with superb applied leather work and embroidery Some minor nicks The piece has the initials of the wearer and the date 1884 A coat like this was done to cost the equivalent of a years wages to have made 4573 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/marvellous-hand-made-saxon-shepherds-sheepskin-coat-1571748261-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Textiles, Europe 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Massive Stoneware Jubilee Hunting Jug https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/massive-stoneware-jubilee-hunting-jug-10-0-refno-1144.html A huge and heavy Stoneware Salt Glaze Hunting Jug inscribed Sarum Jug referring to Old Sarum Fired to celebrate Queen Victorias Golden Jubilee in 1887 and may have been intended to serve ale or mead at a feast Decorated with vines bacchic masks drinking Toby figures windmills and royal coat of armsThis Sarum Jug is so called perhaps because it was made in Salisbury Old Sarum or because of its similarity in form to the large kettle jugs made in the 19th century and called Old Sarum jugsDamaged in firing but very sound sections of the outer wall have sloughed away but the walls of the pot are very thick and faults have not penetrated to the interior Uncommon Category English Folk Pottery Antique Folk Art Antique Stoneware Hunting Jug 1144 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/massive-stoneware-jubilee-hunting-jug-1144-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Miniature Antique Pine Dresser in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/miniature-antique-pine-dresser-in-original-paint-10-0-refno-3872.html A very good original condition West Country miniature quotapprentice piecequot or shop display pine dresser 3872 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/miniature-antique-pine-dresser-in-original-paint-4-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Miniature Carved Ark or Wallachian Coffer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/miniature-carved-ark-or-wallachian-coffer-18-0-refno-3295.html Very small or miniature arcs or quotsusekquot as the Hungarians call them were made and these would have been trade display models taken to market by carpenters and also used in the home for precious keepsakes The arc Wallachian coffer or sarcophagus chest are the quintessential item of furniture of the mountain dwelling peasants who lived by transhumance and these ancient boxes are found wherever they are found whether in Ukraine or in Spain It is hard to date this piece as the same furniture was made before Christ and up until the early 20th century - this example has a wonderful colour and is very good condition 3295 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/miniature-carved-ark-or-wallachian-coffer-39-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Miniature Coffer with Inscriptions https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/miniature-coffer-with-inscriptions-18-0-refno-2995.html The plank built beechwood coffer resembling a sarcophagus tomb but used as a dowry box was found throughout the highlands of Eastern and South Eastern Europe Several countries including Romania Slovakia Serbia Hungary claim old examples of these as a quintessential symbols of their folk heritageThis one is not an old one but a mid 20th century miniature copy or homage to the tradition it is very skilfully made and inscribed in Hungarian Emlekul a sovarad pionirpiktol which means approximately quotRemember us the students of Sovaradquot a townSo this appears to be a piece commissioned for somebody as a gift perhaps a parting gift from students to a professorof carpentry history or ethnography The box is a Magyarised version of it039s type with the feet forming tulips a national symbolOn the top is a dove with an olive branch - it could be a reference to the recipient travelling to foreign lands but this is also a common motif of the time a reminder of how the Soviet rulers actively encouraged folk heritage and through propaganda proposed feelings of national sentiment to be part of not contra to the broader fraternity and family of International Peace and Socialism 2995 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/miniature-coffer-with-inscriptions-44-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 365 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Miniature Pine Chest in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/miniature-pine-chest-in-original-paint-22-0-refno-2892.html Rare apprentice piece antique pine chest of drawers with decorative flower painting on white ground 2892 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/miniature-pine-chest-in-original-paint-57-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 465 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Mongolian Carved amp Painted Pine Sideboard https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/mongolian-carved-and-painted-pine-sideboard-9-0-refno-3042.html An unusual painted pine carved sideboard with three drawers from Mongolia This piece has interesting symbolism with confronted or heraldic tigers and a lotus blossom surmounting a flaming pyre Bought around 15 years ago when country furniture first started to come out of China 3042 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/mongolian-carved-and-painted-pine-sideboard-34-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Museum Quality Early Painted Pine Marriage Coffer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/museum-quality-early-painted-pine-marriage-coffer-18-0-refno-4320.html If you are looking for the best of the best something exceptional then this painted pine marriage box fits into this category It is very early with decorative Gothic inscription to Anna Maria and dated 1747 Arcaded chests of this form were made in Swizterland Austria and Germany during the 17th and the first half of the 18th centuriesIt is rare for pine furniture of this date to survive in such intact state and with the original folk painted decoration Its also rare to find a box of such a size being more like a sideboard and nearly two metres long Its the sort of thing you are more likely to see in a provincial museum in Central Europe rather than anywhere else 4320 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/museum-quality-early-painted-pine-marriage-coffer-36-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 2650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Museum Taxidermy Pair of Wild Cats https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/museum-taxidermy-pair-of-wild-cats-12-0-refno-4172.html A pair of male and female wild cat taxidermy specimens mounted on branches and one with wall bracket for dramatic display in turn of the century natural history museum Austrian Empire circa 1890 Very good condition for age Size given approximate to larger example 4172 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/museum-taxidermy-pair-of-wild-cats-29-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Nave Folk Art Painting of Place de La Concorde https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/nave-folk-art-painting-of-place-de-la-concorde-22-0-refno-3856.html A nave folk art painting on heavy panel or board depicting the Place de la Concorde in Paris in attractive pastel blues and whites 3856 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/nave-folk-art-painting-of-place-de-la-concorde-22-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Naive or Primitive Oil on Canvas Girl in Blue Dress https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/naive-or-primitive-oil-on-canvas-girl-in-blue-dress-10-0-refno-4669.html A very good condition English Naive School oil portrait of a young lady in blue dress in original frame Showroom condition Came from private collection of English folk art 4669 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/naive-or-primitive-oil-on-canvas-girl-in-blue-dress-1577183593-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Naive Painting of Tanhouse Farm by AS https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/naive-painting-of-tanhouse-farm-by-as-10-0-refno-1304.html A vivid naive oil on canvas with lots of interesting local details The farmer smoking his clay pipe on his doorstep the wife in her broad brimmed summer hat feeding the chickens and turkey cock the fine old farmhouse perhaps originally a medieval tannery with its early bay window its long undulating red tiled roof and distempered walls The farmer has been tending his cottage garden there are geraniums or something like them decorating the window sills two firkins appear to be attached to a drain to catch rainwater and a large roller and shallow oak barrel are propped neatly by the path ready for use This is another genre of folk painting sometimes like here with real detail and social history the house portrait There are many Tanhouse Farms in the country one imagines this one may have been in the Midlands as the painting came locally and ones hunch is that it has never travelled far It has a good quality rosewood frame in its original red stain and it has probably been in this frame and behind glass since it was painted as once removed as here the colour appears particularly freshThe dimensions include the frame which is in the price 1304 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/naive-painting-of-tanhouse-farm-by-as-1304-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Naive Woodcut of Rugby game on Oak Panel https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/naive-woodcut-of-rugby-game-on-oak-panel-10-0-refno-612.html Wonderful 19th century antique woodcut of a rugby match with naive elements On oak panel Reminiscent of the most famous 19th c painting of a rugby game by William WollenThe Roses Match Was found in the south west of England and came with one more panel more naively rendered of a cricket match which gives the impression that this piece may be based on a painting or print Rather reminiscent of the famous 19th c painting of a rugby match William Wollens famous The Roses Match 612 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/naive-woodcut-of-rugby-game-on-oak-panel-612-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 790 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Oil on Oak Panel quotLa Reveriequot https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/oil-on-oak-panel-la-reverie-27-0-refno-3893.html A small oil on oak panel showing a noble lady in her private chambers quotperdu dans ses reveriesquot There are obvious erotic connotations and sensuality in subject and style It probably dates to early 1700s and would have been made for private consumption a piece for the boudoir itself and perhaps kept in a bureau There are some surface scratches The piece is as found and came from a house in Stratford upon Avon Later in the 18th century French painters explored similar themes in more public works More than 100 yrs later Gustave Courbet took things a little further in his proto-Freudian quotLe Sommeilquot 3893 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/oil-on-oak-panel-la-reverie-6-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Pre 1900 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE One of Pair of Naive Still-Life Paintings https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/one-of-pair-of-naive-stilllife-paintings-27-0-refno-4105.html A charming still-life painting signed and in naive style showing wholesome produce from the cottage garden radishes lemons cauliflower and the like Some naive artists of the ilk and from Eastern Europe like the Georgian Pirosmani are hugely celebrated and their works fetch stellar prices This work by an unknown artist is one of a pair see next post it is in original condition and has a small corner shaped tear to left side 4105 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/one-of-pair-of-naive-still-life-paintings-8-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Painted and Carved Marriage Plate and Hook Rack https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/painted-and-carved-marriage-plate-and-hook-rack-22-0-refno-3387.html A very good quality antique pine carved plate rack with pot hooks in grey blue-green and red folk art decoration Superb condition A piece like this would be made for a marriage plates were supported by the bar at the top shelf on the bottom hooks held ceramic pots Useful in the house for coats mugs keys etc 3387 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/painted-and-carved-marriage-plate-and-hook-rack-41-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Painted Antique Pine Marriage Coffer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/painted-antique-pine-marriage-coffer-18-0-refno-4023.html A long large antique pine marriage box or coffer from Transylvania - nice scrubbed pine top which indicates this was probably used as a seat and traces of original folk painting to front and the date quot1895quot - thick timbered a quality piece for a wealthier peasant bride probably one of the Saxons of the quotSeven Townsquot 4023 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/painted-antique-pine-marriage-coffer-50-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Painted Marriage Box with Love Heart and Flowers https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/painted-marriage-box-with-love-heart-and-flowers-18-0-refno-4875.html Boxes like this were made for marriages and the symbolism see our Instagram post of the central heart motif entwined in a busy profusion of flowers and colourful abstract forms relates matrimony to cosmic amp natural fecundityMany people from the Bukovina where this box came from emigrated to Canada in this period 1890-1920 and so very similar boxes to this one have been found in Western Canada and they call them quotimmigrants chestsquot We might use this as a coffee table or everyday storage in Canada the piece would be in the house of a collector or in a museum but easily have been made by the same hand 4875 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/painted-marriage-box-with-love-heart-and-flowers-1588578304-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Painted Marriage Box with Primitive Birds https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/painted-marriage-box-with-primitive-birds-18-0-refno-4126.html A charming amp simple pine marriage box with decorative grain painting and primitive birds and flowers to front Clean to interior 4126 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/painted-marriage-box-with-primitive-birds-26-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Painted Spirit Mask Bon Religion https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/painted-spirit-mask-bon-religion-22-0-refno-4636.html One more old painted mask from the NepalCentral Himalayas region these come from the Bon religion which is shamanistic and pre-Buddhist in origins though still perpetuated in the region today Masks were used in ritual dances to connect to the spirit world and harness its energies these masks are imaginative in terms of colour and expression and represent demons and spirits whose purpose is to protect the house and ward off evil influence 4636 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/painted-spirit-mask-bon-religion-1574849354-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 120 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pair of Carved Painted Kingfishers with Nest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/pair-of-carved-and-painted-kingfishers-with-nest-12-0-refno-1941.html One of the largest and most dramatic pieces from a private collectionFrom Czech Republic Mixed mediaEarly 20th cent 1941 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pair-of-carved-and-painted-kingfishers-with-nest-2-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pair of Irish Sugan Chairs in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/pair-of-irish-sugan-chairs-in-original-paint-5-0-refno-4866.html A classic pair of Irish antique country chairs called sugan which means twisted rope These have had the rope seats recently restored in the traditional mannerThey are a nice condition pair which show the traditional mortise and tenon construction Original decorative scumble paint The back legs in typical style curve gently back and taper lending support to the sitter and this indicatesthey are pieces of good age The back supports also splay outwards nicely 4866 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pair-of-irish-sugan-chairs-in-original-paint-1587978910-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pair of Painted Carved Millinery Heads https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/pair-of-painted-and-carved-millinery-heads-12-0-refno-2336.html Two early carved and painted milliners dummy heads made of solid oak and painted on gesso groundFantastic primitive look Rare 2336 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pair-of-painted-and-carved-millinery-heads-46-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 900 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pair of Painted Hutsul Crosses https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/pair-of-painted-hutsul-crosses-22-0-refno-4522.html A nice collectable pair of painted and carved wooden crossessmall but heavy probably Hutsul from the Eastern Carpathians 4522 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pair-of-painted-hutsul-crosses-1570619464-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pair of Painted Pine Candlesticks https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/pair-of-painted-pine-candlesticks-12-0-refno-4568.html A decorative pair of turned wooden candlesticks in original paint from the countryside the Eastern borders of the old Austrian Empire 4568 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pair-of-painted-pine-candlesticks-1571744116-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 110 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pair of Steeplechase Coloured Prints by Herring https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/pair-of-steeplechase-coloured-prints-by-herring-27-0-refno-4889.html A chancy pair of sporting art pieces in original condition framed and backed with wood two hand coloured prints of steeplechasing by Benjamin Herring 1830-71 Some discolouration on mount of one piece but otherwise good condition and under glass 4889 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pair-of-steeplechase-coloured-prints-by-herring-1589793124-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Pre 1900 350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Persian Folk Painting on Canvas https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/persian-folk-painting-on-canvas-22-0-refno-4294.html A rare find a large popular or folk painting oil on canvas signed from Iran or Persia delightful fresh colour and figurative style Unframed Bought some 20 yrs ago from an old dealer in Kabul this piece was tucked away and forgotten about only recently coming to light 4294 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/persian-folk-painting-on-canvas-52-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Paintings, Paintings Pre 1900Rest of World 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Portrait of Dryden after Kneller https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/portrait-of-dryden-after-kneller-27-0-refno-3852.html There are two paintings known of the poet John Dryden 1631 - 1700 by Sir Godfrey Kneller 1646 - 1723 that date from the later 1690s one is in the National Portrait Gallery and one is in Trinity College Cambridge Dryden039s reputation remained strong during the mid-part of the 18th century and these two portraits were copied mainly by engravers but also in oils and it would be fair to assume that this oil on canvas is a well executed version quotafter Knellerquot and dating from the first half of the 18th century Having said that the portrait is sufficiently different to both known Kneller portraits and different to the print versions to ask the question whether this could be a version of a third portrait or a third portrait itself 3852 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/portrait-of-dryden-after-kneller-38-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Pre 1900 2250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Pretty Antique Bench with Drawer in Stone White https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/pretty-antique-bench-with-drawer-in-stone-white-2-0-refno-4874.html A pretty and very tidy antique bench from CentralEastern Europe dating to late 19th century pine and hardwood with storage drawer Really solid In antique stone white waxed finish 4874 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/pretty-antique-bench-with-drawer-in-stone-white-1588578113-TH.jpg Benches, 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Blue Shipwreck with Smugglers in Tempest https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/primitive-blue-shipwreck-with-smugglers-in-tempest-10-0-refno-2692.html Good example of English folk art and with some background history a predominantly blue painted watercolour scene of galleon shipwreck in a dramatic tempest with smugglers in period dress in the foregroundThe painting is professionally mounted behind glass in a smart Victorian pine frame backed by horizontal pine boards and original disintegrating backing paper On the paper an old label reads quotPainted by Great Grandfather Thomas Orange Wigington Shipston On Stour Warwickshire Frame made by his Grandson Orange Wigingtonquot The eye for colour is good and the composition too with spacious grey sky in storm dominanting and this composition marries well to the story teller039s art the grand galleon barely visible consumed in muscular blue waves just like the one in Breugel039s 039Icarus039There is something here of the feel of later 18th century illustrational watercolours of Blake and his contemporariesIn fact the Wigington family were cabinet makers and artists known in Shipston from 1748 2692 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-blue-shipwreck-with-smugglers-in-tempest-34-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Carved amp Painted Corpus on Wooden Cross https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/primitive-carved-and-painted-corpus-on-wooden-cross-22-0-refno-4836.html A carved wooden corpus figure on wooden cross in original paint Primitive style so hard to date could be 18th or 19th century From private collection Central Europe Moravia 4836 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-carved-and-painted-corpus-on-wooden-cross-1586254076-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Carved Peg Rack in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/primitive-carved-peg-rack-in-original-paint-22-0-refno-4245.html A wonderful modest piece of primitive art a small peg rack hand carved and in original old red paint Two hooks to back for hanging on wall 4245 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-carved-peg-rack-in-original-paint-39-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 110 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Christ Carved Figure https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/primitive-christ-carved-figure-12-0-refno-1857.html In Bohemia the Gothic is almost the national style much as say a different kind of more naturalistic medieval style is typical of the English hence the continuation of a Gothic style in religious art of Czech folk tradition and in regional art the elongated and emaciated Christ figure here is not actually centuries old but 18th or 19th century The paint is old it may not be original even but is attractive in its blue and cream 1857 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-christ-carved-figure-13-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Comb-Back Windsor with Slab Seat https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/primitive-combback-windsor-with-slab-seat-5-0-refno-4827.html A large primitive comb-back Windsor chair probably West Wales made of ash re-assuringly heavy with three-inch thick slab seat A collector piece Beautiful condition 4827 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-comb-back-windsor-with-slab-seat-1585564055-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 4250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Landscape of High Tor Matlock https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/primitive-landscape-of-high-tor-matlock-10-0-refno-1273.html Although with scratches and areas of wear this is a terrific little primitive landscape painting fromthe nineteenth century showing High Tor and Riber Castle in MatlockMatlock in Dovedale was a tourist attraction in the Victorian period and this scene showing the high street in Lowry-like style with rowers and gaily dressed boaters may be seen as a form of popular commercial art from the period prior to the mass production of photographic images 1273 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-landscape-of-high-tor-matlock-1273-TH.gif Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive of Country Girl in White Dress https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/primitive-of-country-girl-in-white-dress-10-0-refno-3682.html A good primitive or English nave oil on canvas in original Regency frame dating to circa 1820 Probably a farmer039s daughter posed in a typical country house setting with rustic view to exteriorA sensitive restoration and cleaning has revealed the fresh Georgian colours pinks whites blues the warm reds and greens and the lustre of the hair and fine skin tone Itinerant or professional portraitists would offer a price tariff Here the body arms and shoulders dress necklace are sketched in rapidly and create a slightly stiff 2-dimensional effect but it039s artfully done amp there is a fresh painterly quality that is appealing especially to post-Manet eyes What the client paid for the face is more finely wrought showing the classical training of the artist and yet a freshness pervades the whole amp the work coheres as this is evidently the face of an ordinary country girl from 200 yrs ago looking bonny amp optimistic in her sunday best with ringlets Not relined restored sensitively to showroom condition under our direction 3682 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-of-country-girl-in-white-dress-3-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 2850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Polychrome Carving on Later Stand https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/primitive-polychrome-carving-on-later-stand-12-0-refno-1084.html An antique primitive sculpture carved in wood and painted The carved figure is nailed to a later cross and this stands on a plinth with the inscription in Hungarian which reads made in 1909 by Benedek Kazinczi The carving is believed to be early 18th century and the inscription gives the date of the restoration of the carving and the making of the plinth and cross 1084 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-polychrome-carving-on-later-stand-1084-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Portrait of Young Lady https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/primitive-portrait-of-young-lady-10-0-refno-4389.html An appealing simplicity and fresh colouring to this Naive or Primitive School oil on canvas a Portrait of a Young Lady Old gallery label to reverseRe-lined and cleaned 4389 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-portrait-of-young-lady-57-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 690 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Portrait with Sampler https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/primitive-portrait-with-sampler-10-0-refno-4363.html A primitive portrait of a young girl oil on canvas original condition and in pine frame A fresh and appealing image typical of this type of journeyman art the rather stiff primitive body the more considered treatment of the face the lively brushwork and strong colour Typical English Regency but old labels to reverse also suggest American A very unusual feature is the actual collaged inclusion of a sampler of the sitters handiwork into the painting making this possibly unique and more collectable From private collection 4363 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-portrait-with-sampler-58-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Pre 1900 1400 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Primitive Virgin amp Child with Jesus amp Magdalene in the Garden https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/primitive-virgin-and-child-with-jesus-and-magdalene-in-the-garden-22-0-refno-4323.html A primitive Spanish colonial oil on cloth in original condition and framedThe subject matter in the foreground is interesting Mary Magdalene comes upon Christ in the garden after the resurrection at first mistaking him for a gardener until he calls her name At this time Mary Magdalene was associated with Mary of Bethany from Luke 736 and regarded as a symbol of a fallen woman or a sinner often portrayed as here beseeching for mercy and penitent This would be an appropriate subject matter for a colonial work aiming to send a condescending missionary message to the heathen who are conquered in their New World EdenThis gives the work an interesting historical perspective for us looking now But ironically what makes Spanish colonial art primarily appealing is to the contrary its chanced upon bringing together of cultural identities As we see here colonial art can be fresh primitivistic and almost child-like in appearance as a consequence of its co-mixture of Western motif with local non-European representational styles 4323 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/primitive-virgin-and-child-with-jesus-and-magdalene-in-the-garden-33-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Paintings, Religious Art, EuropePaintings Pre 1900 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Antique Rustic Food Cupboard Dresser https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/rare-antique-rustic-food-cupboard-dresser-9-0-refno-884.html A stunning piece made of pine and hardwood and unlike anything i have seen beforeltbrgtAll original features and colour have been retained A very early look if only surprisingly 19th century Panel ended wood slatted to the doors of the upstairs cupboard rather than glazed The plate rack at top is with wooden carved date quot1877quot which may signify that is a marriage pieceltbrgtThe metalwork is also early and overall this pieces suggests that this piece was restored and later dated or that in remote and isolated country areas older ways of making furniture persisted An English dresser of this construction would be dated George III The handles and escutcheons are 19th century but may not be originalltbrgtLovely patina Shelf to interior 884 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-antique-rustic-food-cupboard-dresser-884-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Carved and Turned Wooden Cake Stand https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/rare-carved-and-turned-wooden-cake-stand-22-0-refno-4552.html A rare item surely and probably Hutsul they were famed for their wood carving living in the highlands of the Carpathians they had a wood culture and an eye for ornament Some damage to the base but a lovely deep colour dark walnut or some kind of fruitwood Museum piece 4552 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-carved-and-turned-wooden-cake-stand-1571209407-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 180 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Distaff with Red Horse and Troika https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/rare-distaff-with-red-horse-and-troika-22-0-refno-623.html Russia distaffs can lay claim to be one of the most extraordinary expressions of old European folk art and of these one of the most beautiful and fascinating are these types from the far North Made by descendants of the Old Believers exiled by Peter the Great their style of depiction relates directly to 17th century manuscript illumination from Novgorod Finely crafted from a single piece of wood and painted like an icon the details are all symbolic the red horse the groom the terem or brides house much has been written relating these detail to Easter and wedding traditions 623 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-distaff-with-red-horse-and-troika-623-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Georgian Country House Bookcase in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-bookcases-shelves/rare-georgian-country-house-bookcase-in-original-paint-14-0-refno-2485.html Georgian period pine bookcase a variation on the waterfall bookcase but tall and double sided for use in large library room of country house inscribed chinoiserie decoration and profiling to ends Dry scraped to layers of original cream and off white paint Provenance CambridgeshireSuffolk area 2485 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-georgian-country-house-bookcase-in-original-paint-52-TH.jpg BookcasesShelves, 2250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Hanging Candelabra in Original Grey Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/rare-hanging-candelabra-in-original-grey-paint-22-0-refno-4817.html Not your everyday find a turned wood hanging candelabra for wax candles in the original grey paint from Transylvania dating to early to mid-19th century 4817 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-hanging-candelabra-in-original-grey-paint-1585048150-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 190 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Inlaid Love Token Candlestand https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/rare-inlaid-love-token-candlestand-10-0-refno-354.html Mixed hardwood candlestand with inlaid lovehearts and corner details in sycamore Such pieces were made to sit on top a dresser 354 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-inlaid-love-token-candlestand-354-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Tables, FurnitureSide tableLamp tableMisc 265 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare late Medieval Cross Bow https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/rare-late-medieval-cross-bow-12-0-refno-124.html Atmospheric early cross bow in metal wood and leather and rope with various carving 124 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-late-medieval-cross-bow-124-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Original Painted Marriage Armoire https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/rare-original-painted-marriage-armoire-7-0-refno-2504.html Dated to front quot1824quot and undoubtedly custom made for a marriage the house or cottage this was made for must have been slightly smaller than most or have a small entrance as this armoire is a little smaller than the norm and rare for that It is excellent original condition with almost no replacement sections and no re-touching For more pictures please enquire The photograph shows the interior of a museum now in Poland and not far from where this type of folk painted furniture originates from See also ref 1894 2504 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-original-painted-marriage-armoire-37-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Big CupboardsArmoiresEurope 3250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Painted and Carved Shepherd039s Coffer https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/rare-painted-and-carved-shepherdand039s-coffer-18-0-refno-3559.html A rare large carved and painted hewn coffer from the shepherd culture of the Drava region in North East CroatiaThis area extends over the border into the Baranya region of Hungary The tomb like form shows these marriage chests belong to the same family group as the Baranya arcs see ref 3558 but the geometric symbols differ so too most notably and to startling decorative effect the colourThis piece like ref3558 is superb condition and warrants the description quotmuseum qualityquot - indeed when a piece like this comes up for sale in Hungary museums will compete to buy and the prices can go very high 3559 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-painted-and-carved-shepherds-coffer-46-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1150 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Pine Bishop039s or Priest039s Chair in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/rare-pine-bishopand039s-or-priestand039s-chair-in-original-paint-5-0-refno-3330.html A rare pine chair or throne in original paint from the Carpathian mountains In some parts of Europe where the influence of William Morris never reached it is customary to replace tired furnishings with modern replicas and new pieces This amazing carved and painted pine chair was recovered by us and and has been restored Some spindles replaced but otherwise completely original condition and colour From the Orthodox church 3330 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-pine-bishops-or-priests-chair-in-original-paint-33-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Primitive Country High-Back Chair with Spindles https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/rare-primitive-country-highback-chair-with-spindles-5-0-refno-4825.html An exceptional and rare English primitive in superb condition and in the original paint it has a heavy slab seat with stick legs carved or incised at the base the upper section is most unusual with turnings typical of late 17th century rather than stick spindles more commonly seen on West Country amp Welsh versions There is a wider half-baluster turned support at the centre of the back rest flat-sided internally for comfort the arm-rests have a wonderfully expressive scroll at the ends whilst the side supports connecting the upper tier to the arm rests are also made from single-curved elements It appears to be a one-off model expect it to raise eyebrows amongst the cognoscenti 4825 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-primitive-country-high-back-chair-with-spindles-1585219682-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 2850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Small Painted Jewish Marriage Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/rare-small-painted-jewish-marriage-box-18-0-refno-4121.html Very small marriage boxes for jewellery are seldom found but far more rare is painted furniture or artefacts with specially Jewish ethnic symbolism like this It is pine very good condition and has the original key The paintwork has been restored but you can see on close inspection where the restoration follows carefully the original design 4121 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-small-painted-jewish-marriage-box-17-TH.jpg Boxes, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Vintage Trade Sign Model Bike https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/rare-vintage-trade-sign-model-bike-10-0-refno-1100.html A fantastic unusual piece not a small rusted motorbike but a model or sculpture of one probably a trade sign designed to stand on a platform above a shop Wooden carved parts and pieces salvaged from bicycles and bikesA well crafted and lovingly made piece of vintage British working class or folk art Fits neatly into the bay window of our shop and a neat solution to the Jubilee window display dilemma It is hard to think of a single item ever that has generated such interest from passers byand it is frequently photographed Reminiscent of an exercise bike from the 1920s we sold which went on or at least one very like it tosell at Olympia Fair and be centre display piece in a new Ralph Lauren store in Regent St A piece for a motoring or folk art collector or for decorators seeking out the rare and eye-catching talking point 1100 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-vintage-trade-sign-model-bike-1100-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 1650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rare Celtic Revival Small Painted Pine Chaise https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/rare-celtic-revival-small-painted-pine-chaise-2-0-refno-4848.html Probably made as a trade sign for a pub or store window a small pine chaise with Irish nationalist symbols carved to the legs The stud work and traces of original fabric give an idea to the age All requires full re-upholstering but a very rare find Suitable for museum or collector or restore as footstool or chaise for child 4848 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rare-celtic-revival-small-painted-pine-chaise-1586514061-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeFurniture 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Red Dresser in Studio https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/red-dresser-in-studio-27-0-refno-4368.html Matisse was not averse to the occasional nod to Romanian decorative traditions in his painting and here the post-war Romanian artist Speranta Stefanescu seems to pay the compliment back in this delightful and fresh colourist oil on board its her red and gold studio painting showing flowers and pots on a red dresser in showers of sunlight In original frame and signed with labels to back Stefanescu graduated form the Nicolae Grigorescu Institut in Bucharest in 1979 4368 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/the-shelf-in-the-artists-studio-by-stefanescu-6-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Remarkable Antique Wooden Saddle amp Stirrups https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/remarkable-antique-wooden-saddle-and-stirrups-22-0-refno-4558.html One of the more remarkable things one sometimes finds are old wooden saddles These usually have primitive and traditional abstract decoration and are often all wood Youd think they come from the Orient or somewhere very exotic but they are European This one is wood and metal with decorative splashes of colour and with unusually the leather and metal stirrups still present 4558 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/remarkable-antique-wooden-saddle-and-stirrups-1571307614-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 130 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Remarkable Painted Faux Wood Metal Candlestand https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/remarkable-painted-faux-wood-metal-candlestand-12-0-refno-4517.html No apologies for the use of superlatives in recent posts to this website This is another very unusual and very fun decorative piece it is a metal candle-stand or maybe plant stand with cut out painted leaves and twigs and faux bark stem Just one of those things you find and have never seen before Very good condition On our photograph the flat round green painted cut out discs support battery powered candles but you could use with the real thing to increase the effect 4517 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/remarkable-painted-faux-wood-metal-candlestand-1570602184-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 750 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Reverse Painting on Glass of Saints https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/reverse-painting-on-glass-of-saints-22-0-refno-4475.html A fresh and appealing reverse painting on glass from Romania this one by the abstract style and colour suggests it is probably from the Brasov School and by one of the master makers Later frame 4475 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/reverse-painting-on-glass-of-saints-1566989043-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 365 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Romantic painted troika or large sleigh https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/romantic-painted-troika-or-large-sleigh-22-0-refno-2515.html Remarkable life size sleigh or troika Family sized Seat has storageOriginal blue-black and grey paint Lovely wax finish Suitable for interior or exterior with shelter 2515 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/romantic-painted-troika-or-large-sleigh-7-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Russian distaff https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/russian-distaff-22-0-refno-125.html Oil painted Russian folk art distaff from Central Russia carved from one piece of wood probably a dowry gift inscribed with initials of recipient and date 1922 125 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/russian-distaff-125-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 265 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Russian Icon Harmony in Red https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/russian-icon-harmony-in-red-27-0-refno-2843.html A traditional Russian icon with 3 tier quotstrip cartoonquot illustrations of the Holy Mother and Child and various saints with inscriptions in Cyrillic This work appealed to us for its harmony of colour and design There are 18 figures and 5 scenes but the palette approach is restrained with a wash of earthy red pigment harmonising the whole Less is more recalling Matisse039s dictum quotto perfect is to reduce to the simplequot 2843 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/russian-icon-harmony-in-red-32-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Russian Icon on Linen and Board https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/russian-icon-on-linen-and-board-27-0-refno-2104.html A finely painted Russian icon painted on linen and then applied probably later to a thick fruitwood board Research would probably reveal the Church in the painting This appears quite early probably 17th cent Bought from the home of a Hungarian collector 2104 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/russian-icon-on-linen-and-board-32-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rustic Sculptural Carved Bench https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/rustic-sculptural-carved-bench-2-0-refno-3110.html The decorative vocabulary of the people of the remote mountain villages in Eastern Europe was seemingly something quite separate from the town style with its derivations of the classical In its jagged abstract and expressive character it is akin to African tribal art or indeed modern art forms - which latter affinity makes perfect sense of course as the modern artist of Paris were looking to African and primitive forms as part of their search for sexual and social liberation and their revolutionary rejection of traditional Western forms - it is curious to think that this bench was produced in Europe around the time of Picasso039s Demoiselles or Stravinsky039s Rite of Spring but in worlds almost entirely cut off from each other Even now though we can appreciate the artistic quality as a fresh and individual expressionMade of beechwood with a pine seat it is solid and also low seated and so something to enjoy as a decorative hall or sculptural piece 3110 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rustic-sculptural-carved-bench-23-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 465 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Rustic Shepherd039s Table with Carving https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/rustic-shepherdand039s-table-with-carving-22-0-refno-4260.html A hardwood country table with carved apron and carved drawer front to the single drawer heavy plank top in original brown paint Suitable as occasional table or side table for living room etc 4260 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/rustic-shepherds-table-with-carving-25-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Tables, EuropeSide tableLamp tableMisc 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Scrub Top Pine amp Elm Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/scrub-top-pine-and-elm-table-15-0-refno-4507.html An Irish country table cut down to coffee table size with classic double stretcher form the painted base is elm and the top scrubbed pine This could of course we waxed andor sealed to protect from stains 4507 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/scrub-top-pine-and-elm-table-1568799709-TH.jpg Tables, Coffee table 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Selection of Antique and Repro Glass https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-glass/selection-of-antique-and-repro-glass-29-0-refno-1963.html We have genuine antique and vintage glass jars and glass jars made from recycled old glass - they are hard to tell apartWe have blue clear green and amber glass in sizes from tallest at 54cm to large at 40-42cm to medium and small at 33cm and less We normally sell in bulk to orderVAT applies but prices range from 30 to 90 depending on order size and product 1963 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/selection-of-antique-and-repro-glass-49-TH.jpg Glass, TradeUnrestored, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Serbian Icon of Constantin and Elena with Saints https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/serbian-icon-of-constantin-and-elena-with-saints-27-0-refno-4264.html An antique icon from the Serbian Orthodox Church oil on prepared board dating from the 19th century It depicts Helena and her son Constantin with the saints Nicholas and Vasilios or Basil Legend has it that Helen found the true cross in Palestine and in her iconography she is shown holding it as here Her son was the ruler of Byzantium which after the fall of Rome in 330 became both the capital of Rome and of the Eastern Christian Church the city on his death becoming named Constantinople This icon is loaded with political and cultural significance Since the 15th century Constantinople had been controlled amp then ruled by the Muslim Ottomans who took it to be their capital amp called it Istanbul The Serbs for centuries were a bulwark against the Ottomans defending Central European ruling powers against Muslim incursions Historically the very existence of the Serbian state their sovereign territory and Church was subject to continual threat This icon therefore presents deep feeling it was painted prior to the demise of the Ottoman Empire after the First World War and presents a solemn and strong quadripartite image making reference to a Christian foundation myth for the territories of the Eastern Mediterranean 4264 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/serbian-icon-of-constantin-and-elena-with-saints-32-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 490 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Set of Large Wooden Window Surrounds with Fretwork https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/set-of-large-wooden-window-surrounds-with-fretwork-12-0-refno-1103.html A set of up to 12 Large Decorative Wooden Window Surrounds salvaged from country house in remote part of Russia 400 each in as found ondition The set is in very good condition in fact this one pictured is probably the least good condition of them all having some minor losses to top Antique pineArchitectural salvage Decorative Can discuss selling individually or in smaller unitsPrice400x 1 1103 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/set-of-large-wooden-window-surrounds-with-fretwork-1103-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Architectural, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 400 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Shepherds Wooden Churn with Folk Art Carving https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/shepherds-wooden-churn-with-folk-art-carving-22-0-refno-4816.html A nice piece for the collector from the Hutsul shepherd villages a circular churn made of pine boards and coopered in hardwood superb condition This would have been hand-cranked and is basically for spinning the milk to make butter yoghurt cheese Note how for the herders in the mountains even basic food production and everyday life was governed by magic belief and superstition the carved compass circle on the front here ensured the food did not spoil and was free from malign influencesThis is a rare piece of folk art and very good condition 4816 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/shepherds-wooden-churn-with-folk-art-carving-1585047758-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 240 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Significant Royal Horticultural Society Commemorative Armchair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/significant-royal-horticultural-society-commemorative-armchair-5-0-refno-4310.html A mahogany upholstered armchair in original condition with significant carving Details to back rest show stylised and symbolic tree and floral designs amp toeither side of the central panel in vertical order are the initials R H S which pointsto the Royal Horticultural Society which was founded in the early 19th century The back of the head rest has a carved date 1887 and it is likely that thischair was made to commemorate the Allotment Act of that year which marked aturning point in English social history The Act made it compulsory for what at thetime were effectively local councils to provide common land or allotments for the labouring classes to grow their own It was a key moment in a campaign that had been waged for centuries between the common working man and the landowningclassesBut imagine this chair re-upholstered in a modern and appropriately floral designit would be a novel item to exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show orto decorate a garden lovers home 4310 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/significant-royal-horticultural-society-commemorative-armchair-54-TH.JPG Chairs, 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Slate and Alabaster Tomb-Shaped Tobacco Box https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/slate-and-alabaster-tombshaped-tobacco-box-10-0-refno-477.html Slate and alabaster tomb-shaped tobacco box from Wales dated 1877 a pleasing work of folk art in colour size and form 477 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/slate-and-alabaster-tomb-shaped-tobacco-box-477-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Smart Antique Dining Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/smart-antique-dining-table-15-0-refno-2242.html A very smart and decorative antique country dining table with thickly timbered top and carved legs neo- classical in style dating from the early 19th century made of various hardwoodsI bought this one day from a restuarant in Budapest that was closing down 2242 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/smart-antique-dining-table-27-TH.jpg Tables, DiningFarmhouse 550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Splendid Folk Painted Marriage Bench from Kaloteszeg https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/splendid-folk-painted-marriage-bench-from-kaloteszeg-2-0-refno-4022.html A remarkable long box settle decorated for a marriage some 66 yrs ago by the master folk painter Janos Gergely 4022 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/splendid-folk-painted-marriage-bench-from-kaloteszeg-53-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Rest of World 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE St Barbara Folk Painting on Glass https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/st-barbara-folk-painting-on-glass-22-0-refno-4902.html A reverse painted naive depiction of St Barbara with chalice in combed and painted pine frame Paintings like this were produced by untrained peasant artists for sale at markets and brightened the homes of the Romanian country people They are probably the most unreligious religious art you can imagine 4902 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/st-barbara-folk-painting-on-glass-1591073205-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Religious Art, Europe 110 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Still Life Nave 2nd of pair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/still-life-nave-2nd-of-pair-22-0-refno-4112.html An attractive nave oil on canvas signed from Eastern Europe You have to tilt the map to see that egions of Eastern Europe that we may associate with cold bleakness and poverty are actually quite southerly and in the life style as in the imagery of the folk art as here there is much of the bounty wine sun and good life that we associate with peasant life in the Mediterranean A happy piece and by the same artist as ref 4105 4112 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/still-life-nave-2nd-of-pair-47-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Stone Carved Troll Bird Bath https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/stone-carved-troll-bird-bath-10-0-refno-493.html Stone carved troll bird bath unusual piece probably late nineteenth century or early twentieth century lovely patina and age from having been in garden of private home for two generations 493 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/stone-carved-troll-bird-bath-493-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Garden, Other 2250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Street Scene with Church https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/street-scene-with-church-27-0-refno-2113.html A small acrylic on board sketch in paint an everyday vernacular scene Refreshing in an early Monet sense in that it seeks to convey just what is there No addition of narrative class commentary or forced emotion just an ambience of English light and moodUnsigned but in the style of contemporary English painter Robert Welch An unframed modern British find 2113 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/street-scene-with-church-51-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Substantial Antique Painted Sideboard in Charcoal https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/substantial-antique-painted-sideboard-in-charcoal-7-0-refno-4811.html A substantial almost 9ft enfilade or buffet or in English long and reasonably tall sideboard with in this case two sets of two doors with fielded panels opening to a large cupboard space with shelves The front and side panels in original oak painted charcoal and then with an antique pine top and backboardsHugely practical for display and storage in the home or in restaurant shop pub or hotel 4811 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/antique-pine-farmhouse-table-1584700689-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, DressersDresser Bases, Big CupboardsArmoires 1650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb 5-Drawer Antique Pine Long Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-tables/superb-5drawer-antique-pine-long-table-15-0-refno-4702.html A striking 10ft 8quot nicely proportioned West Country style long table server with five drawers an original antique pine top with good colour and custom-made base 4702 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-5-drawer-antique-pine-long-table-1580192025-TH.jpg Tables, ServerConsoleSofa Table 1850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Antique Carved Alpine Dresser https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/superb-antique-carved-alpine-dresser-9-0-refno-4706.html A rare antique pine dresser probably Hutsul from the Bukovina region the High Alps on the edge of the old Austrian EmpireFine carving and fretwork characteristic of the traditional and very old folk carving of the area Comes in two parts Cottage sized Just a wonderful piece you may never see the like of again 4706 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-antique-carved-alpine-dresser-1580459566-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 1650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Early Oak Hall Settle https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/superb-early-oak-hall-settle-2-0-refno-4166.html A large 17th century oak settle bench with rich patina and unusual decorative finials Carving above the back panels suggests c 1630-40 date Holes on the front and back rails would have been for rope indicating that as common with early settles this one had a straw seat supported by rope trellis later replaced perhaps in the 17th century by oak plank seat 4166 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-early-oak-hall-settle-5-TH.jpg Benches, 1250 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Folk Painted Marriage Cupboard https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-armoires-cupboards/superb-folk-painted-marriage-cupboard-7-0-refno-4035.html A superb example of painted marriage armoire or cupboard from Central Europe pine with good build quality and decorated by a master painter in 1843 to celebrate a peasant marriage This style of folk art painting is associated with the Pardubice region or they sometimes say Riesenberge and examples of the work were exported further south and west in this part of Europe in the 19th century This piece is excellent condition and is currently shelved within Price is good are often found as much as 6-7000 4035 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-folk-painted-marriage-cupboard-44-TH.jpg ArmoiresCupboards, Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 2950 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Huge Carved Coffer in Charcoal Black https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/superb-huge-carved-coffer-in-charcoal-black-18-0-refno-2953.html A superb giant coffer with carved pinwheels wavy lines and plant motifs - it is a really ancient looking piece that you might imagine came from a castle It is a piece known to come from a small mountain range in Western Slovakia It was probably a store for maize on a large family farm and is made from oak stiles with beech boarding and is in its original charcoal black paint 2953 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-huge-carved-coffer-in-charcoal-black-16-TH.jpg Boxes, 600 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Irish Dresser with Carved Frieze in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/superb-irish-dresser-with-carved-frieze-in-original-paint-9-0-refno-4772.html Its rare to find an Irish pine dresser in such good original condition this one has two drawers above two doors a pierced carved frieze with architectural cornice and all in the original paint which was not most unusually over-painted Its Georgian in style and proportion but probably dates to around 1840 As is normal with the Irish dressers in one piece 4772 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-irish-dresser-with-carved-frieze-in-original-paint-1583397053-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 2850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Superb Marriage Chest in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-boxes/superb-marriage-chest-in-original-paint-18-0-refno-2540.html A pretty and great condition pine marriage coffer or dowry box from Austria dated to quot1853quot and made for the marriage of Maria Baumgartner This is a really substantial piece testifying to the great build quality of the Austrian and German antique pine country furniture It has not only a large candlebox to the interior which is standard but also unusually five small drawers for keepsakes Could easily be double this price 2540 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/superb-marriage-chest-in-original-paint-37-TH.jpg Boxes, 750 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Three Saints Russian Icon https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/three-saints-russian-icon-27-0-refno-2842.html A Russian icon painted onto curved pine board This icon depicts three angels quaffing from goblets at a table and in the centre it may be Archangel Gabriel This work appealed owing to its simplified abstract form its loosely symmetrical combination of spherical and ovoid forms and its restrained colour harmonies making it akin to an abstracted still life by William Scott or some other such modernist artist The rectangular band like silver foil behind the archangel039s head and to the right denotes higher status but also works to knock out the symmetry and keep the composition dynamic 2842 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/three-saints-russian-icon-56-TH.jpg Paintings, Religious Art, Paintings Pre 1900 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Traveller039s Trunk with Wonderful Nave Landscape https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/travellerand039s-trunk-with-wonderful-nave-landscape-10-0-refno-3902.html A smart metal luggage trunk for the Great Western Railway but decorated with a marvellous nave landscape scene to top really fresh a unique and unexpected example of English folk art 3902 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/travellers-trunk-with-wonderful-nave-landscape-39-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings 850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Tree of Life distaff https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/tree-of-life-distaff-22-0-refno-127.html Large painted Russian distaff with abstract zoomorphic plant form to front of blade Exhibited in June 2009 at Pushkin House exhibition and published in catalogue p20 Carved and Coloured Art in Tsarist Lands 127 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/tree-of-life-distaff-127-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, EuropeRest of World 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Unusual Ale Jug with Comic Head https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/unusual-ale-jug-with-comic-head-10-0-refno-1714.html An unusual piece of working class English folk art pottery a large terracotta ale jug with single handle and grotesque comic head forming the spout PLINS ALES can be discerned feintly a long lost London brewery and on the base it is signed Gordon Wat Clapham 1906 Mad magazine meets the Martin Brothers whilst the stippling to the base recalls the much treasured pottery pigs Some losses to the spout but not especially detrimental 1714 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/unusual-ale-jug-with-comic-head-9-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 365 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Unusual Folk Art Frame in Original Condition https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/unusual-folk-art-frame-in-original-condition-22-0-refno-4571.html An unusual 039arte povera or home made photo frame made from patterned and painted arrangement of cement or stone in a wooden frame With original photo portrait and old German newspaper to back We forget that the Austrian Empire reached as far as present day Eastern Romania and there were many German communities 4571 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/unusual-folk-art-frame-in-original-condition-1571745065-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 90 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Unusual Painted and Carved Hand https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/unusual-painted-and-carved-hand-22-0-refno-3386.html This is an unusual and evocative piece a wooden carved and painted arm and hand that appears to have been part of an elaborate chandelier or mechanism apparently from an Orthodox Church in Eastern Europe A rare curious and early piece 3386 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/unusual-painted-and-carved-hand-13-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Unusual Pair of Doors with Fanlight https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/unusual-pair-of-doors-with-fanlight-12-0-refno-2040.html Terrific decorative pair of hardwood doors with original fanlight and in old grain painting These doors date from around the turn of the century or end of the 19th century when architects and designers were turning away from the strictures of traditional classical forms hence the playful mixture of elements here Old white paint or under paint lies beneath the yellowy grain painting and could be revealed through scraping or stripping Very good condition Width includes furthest reach of hinge sockets 2040 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/unusual-pair-of-doors-with-fanlight-20-TH.JPG AccessoriesDecoration, Architectural, 650 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Very Rare Astragal Glazed Pine Bookcase in Original Paint https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-bookcases-shelves/very-rare-astragal-glazed-pine-bookcase-in-original-paint-14-0-refno-3285.html There was a collector in Ireland some 25-30 yrs ago who travelled the country in search of rare and unusual country furniture and articles some fine and some rustic and this was one of the best pieces to be found in the collection he amassed never offering pieces for sale and leaving all untouched only occasionally loaning items out to films or exhibitions This piece is an exceptional painted pine 2-piecer Georgian bookcase tall and elegant with notable decorative carved bracket feet original paint and panelled doors with fans but of unique appeal is the bold and expressive astragal glazing in the upper section 3285 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/very-rare-astragal-glazed-pine-bookcase-in-original-paint-12-TH.jpg BookcasesShelves, DressersDresser Bases, 4850 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Very Rare Carved Mahogany Dentist Chair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-chairs/very-rare-carved-mahogany-dentist-chair-5-0-refno-3846.html A very rare and early mahogany dentist armchair - built for comfort - stoutly sprung and very solid overall excellent preservation Carved hand holds in neo-classical style Adjustable head rest Patent and registration marks 3846 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/very-rare-carved-mahogany-dentist-chair-36-TH.jpg Chairs, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Furniture 1550 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Very Unusual Original Advert for Mason of Sepulchres https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/very-unusual-original-advert-for-mason-of-sepulchres-12-0-refno-4290.html A very unusual original 19th century litho advert for a sculptor of tombstones in marble granite and stone In distinctly macabre manner it shows rows of headstones in the various models available capturing a gothic horror atmosphere of late Victorian London Comes in old oak frame 4290 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/very-unusual-original-advert-for-mason-of-sepulchres-46-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Victorian Pine Gothic Decoration https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/victorian-pine-gothic-decoration-12-0-refno-2944.html A decorative architectural piece from Ireland in painted pine 2944 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/victorian-pine-gothic-decoration-20-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Architectural, 400 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Victorian Pine Pew Bench with Poppy Head Finials https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/victorian-pine-pew-bench-with-poppy-head-finials-2-0-refno-3850.html Normally speaking a church pew from 19th century would not inspire but this one has splendid and well carved ends or finials called poppy heads making it a more than run-of-the-mill piece It comes from East Anglia where many original medieval poppy head bench ends can still be seen Pitch pine with thick seat at conventional height 3850 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/victorian-pine-pew-bench-with-poppy-head-finials-19-TH.jpg Benches, Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Other 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Victorian Sycamore amp Pine Bakers Table https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-dressers-dresser-bases/victorian-sycamore-and-pine-bakers-table-9-0-refno-4828.html A 6ft Bakers table or console suitable for kitchen hall or living room Original inch thick Victorian single plank sycamore top unwaxed nice and clean with custom made base in antique pine 4828 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/victorian-sycamore-and-pine-bakers-table-1585564212-TH.jpg DressersDresser Bases, Tables, ServerConsoleSofa TableSide tableLamp tableMisc 800 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintage Decorative Metal Garden Set https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-garden/vintage-decorative-metal-garden-set-11-0-refno-2305.html The metal garden or cafe set consists of 4 metal folding chairs with wooden slatted seats and decorative metal backs and a folding table of dimensions above It is vintage being early 20th century The colour is original or old blue apart from the seats which have recently been restored 2305 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/vintage-decorative-metal-garden-set-8-TH.jpg Garden, Tables, DiningFarmhouse 590 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintage Galvanized Zinc BucketsPlanters https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/vintage-galvanized-zinc-buckets-planters-12-0-refno-1221.html Antique and vintage zinc bucket or plantersUseful for storage or as planters FashionableGood condition Nicely patinated and in various sizes Available in bulk order to trade depending on stock levelsPrices vary according to size condition and order Size given is average to large Some are 25cm high and others 30cm plus Width including handles can be 50cm but in the body from 1221 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/vintage-galvanized-zinc-buckets-planters-1221-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Garden, TradeUnrestored, Unrestored, Other 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintage Painted Shop Sign Cojocar https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/vintage-painted-shop-sign-cojocar-22-0-refno-4523.html A decorative vintage painted shop sign or advertisement sign on hardboard and with original pine frame - it is an interesting piece from Romania and in RomanianCojocar means something like a furrier or evidently in this case someone who sells and perhaps makes coats made of sheep and animal skinAs the illustration shows us this could be a traditional embroidered jerkin as worn by the peasants in the countryside or a more modern style but still fleece-lined bomber jacket The tradesmans name Ion Vitescu 4523 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/vintage-painted-shop-sign-cojocar-1570619954-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 90 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintage Prop or Fairground Pillory https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/vintage-prop-or-fairground-pillory-22-0-refno-4391.html A vintage film prop or fairground prop a life-size pine painted pillory - this is apparently the proper name rather than stocks A fair bit of age and all solid wood The top levers up on an old hinge and is secured by a metal catch 4391 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/vintage-prop-or-fairground-pillory-6-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 180 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintage Shelves in Original Grey https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-bookcases-shelves/vintage-shelves-in-original-grey-14-0-refno-3701.html Large and practical pine shelf unit in attractive old pale grey paint Old with nice wear but vintage rather than antique 3701 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/vintage-shelves-in-original-grey-36-TH.jpg BookcasesShelves, DressersDresser Bases, 450 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Vintage Zinc Tubs or Planters https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-garden/vintage-zinc-tubs-or-planters-11-0-refno-3213.html Ever popular as planters all year around for bay trees either side of a doorway or with flowers scattered across one039s patio and decking or in rows along a balcony We have a large stock of zinc tubsbuckets like this - as hand made items they come in different sizes from approx25cm high to a little more than 30cm We price in terms of sizes small medium and large and whilst most of ours are good condition we also have a small stock of seconds that come at the cheaper end As you can see here these medium to large ones are near pairs the same size but one has ribbing and the other not the surface wear is rarely exactly the same They are not new items from the high street so bear that in mind To post one or two in UK usually costs around 15 including packaging 3213 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/vintage-zinc-tubs-or-planters-20-TH.jpg Garden, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Wayside Carved Stone with Figure https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-europe-and-rest-of-world/wayside-carved-stone-with-figure-22-0-refno-2025.html A small carved stone shaped like a childs tombstone it has a primitive relief carving on it of a god it is presumably a wayside shrine depicting a Hindu god Is it Kali maybe but really it could be any one of numerous Hindu gods or proto-Hindu gods it has four arms and holds the ubiquitous lotus blossom in one hand and a sword or scythe in another The flattened lower body with the tiny Japanese feet sticking out tells us this is a very primitive carving the antithesis of the High Art of Indian body carving and much more like representations of figures on early Indian coinage or primitive European gravestones from Scotland or Bosnia The stone is evidently of some age having been in a Cotswold garden for a number of years it has acquired a pleasingly rich spotting and blemish of Northern and other lichens 2025 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/wayside-carved-stone-with-figure-52-TH.jpg Folk Art of Europe amp Rest of World, Europe 275 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Welsh Primitive School Mining Town https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-folk-art-of-britain-and-ireland/welsh-primitive-school-mining-town-10-0-refno-4800.html An appealing and fresh primitive school view of a town or large village in Wales with mine in background strong expressionist colour and bold design reminds me personally of some of the landscape paintings of American Modernist Marsden Hartley 4800 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/welsh-primitive-school-mining-town-1584525368-TH.jpg Folk Art of Britain amp Ireland, Paintings, PaintingsPaintings Post 1900 390 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE White City Exhibition Impressionist view https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/white-city-exhibition-impressionist-view-27-0-refno-3664.html A large impressionist style view or imagining of the gardens at White City London during the 1910 exhibition of Japanese culture An original work in fresh and vivid oils on canvas and signed 3664 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/white-city-exhibition-impressionist-view-10-TH.jpg Paintings, 220 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE William IV Buttoned Arm Chair https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-accessories-decoration/william-iv-buttoned-arm-chair-12-0-refno-1852.html A smart and unusual buttoned arm chair from William IV period with lyre form and scrolled arm rests with carving swept legs on casters Overall very sound frame 19th century imitation leather covering is very good minor nicks but would normally be replaced stuffing is ok to our mind 1852 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/william-iv-buttoned-arm-chair-59-TH.jpg AccessoriesDecoration, Chairs, 2350 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE Nerja 1957 by Jack Hughes https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-paintings/nerja-1957-by-jack-hughes-27-0-refno-4466.html A refugee orphan barefoot carrying all he owns in a peasant bark-woven basket fleeing war or poverty The emotive content and the plaintive expression reminds me of the boy on the U2 album cover War But this is a scene referring to the Spanish Civil War evidently a view back to the time of the Civil War itself and to the atrocities of 1936-7 the Nationalist uprising which subjected many Republican sympathising Spanish towns to fierce reprisals When Malaga fell the headquarters of the Republican militia moved along the coast to Nerja and the town was bombed from the air even the navy was called in shell to strategic points but also quite indiscriminately civilians the ever increasing column of refugees who were fleeing along the coast road towards AlmeriaThis is a work that testifies once again to the huge influence of Picasso amongst advanced artists of the 20th century from the assimilation of Cubism in the style of representation to the subject matter itself which is obviously reminiscent of Picassos famous Guernica But Jack Hughes was an artist who had achieved his own typical representation style too as you can see here in the figure of the boy The painting is as found and would benefit from a clean otherwise sound condition and in a good original oak frame 4466 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/nerja-1957-by-jack-hughes-1566296699-TH.jpg Paintings, Paintings Post 1900 290 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE To The Rafters New Stock August 2019 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/antiques-benches/to-the-rafters-new-stock-august-2019-2-0-refno-4431.html A large delivery of new stock of country furniture from Europe sourced over the last 6 months from a huge span of territory of continental Europe with an eye for the best pieces Arriving soon Box settles good forms original colours different pieces Chests of drawers from 90cm wide to 145cm wide Butcher blocks bread boards wooden bowls painted boxes folk art and rustic 4431 https://www.johncornallantiques.com/productimages/to-the-rafters-new-stock-august-2019-1564745345-TH.jpg Benches, 0 GBP used in stock Furniture FALSE